Admiral Schofield will play his final home game for the Tennessee Vols on Tuesday night.
While discussing the emotions surrounding his final time stepping onto the court at Thompson-Boling Arena, Schofield told reporters about his decision to sign with Tennessee in 2014.
Schofield had a list of five schools he wanted to visit and the Vols were at the bottom of that list. The Illinois native decided to officially visit the five schools he was interested in from the “bottom up”. That meant Tennessee received his first visit.
And it ended up being his only visit. Schofield loved Tennessee so much that he committed and never looked back.
Call it chance or fate or destiny…
Tennessee was the last school on @admiralelite15 list as a HS senior, he decided to go bottom up for visits. He came to Rocky Top and didn’t take any other visits. #Vols pic.twitter.com/gRLRVMnaar
— Jordan Crammer (@JordanCrammer) March 5, 2019
It’s worked out pretty well for Schofield. He’s helped turn around a program that won a combined 31 games his first two years on campus. In his third season at UT, the Vols won 26 games. They’ve already won 26 games this season and there are still two games left in the regular season (plus the SEC and NCAA Tournament).
Schofield, who is averaging 16.4 points per game this season, has certainly left his mark on Rocky Top.
Perhaps he can help an unforgettable season become even more memorable with a deep NCAA Tournament run.
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