5 Dunks That Will Make You Fall in Love With Admiral Schofield

Washington Wizards Admiral Schofield (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
Washington Wizards Admiral Schofield (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images) /

The Washington Wizards traded into the second round of the NBA Draft and selected Admiral Schofield, an absolute destroyer of rims.

When the Washington Wizards made a trade with the Philadelphia 76ers that included the 42nd overall pick in the 2019 NBA Draft, it was unclear who the Wizards would take with their newly acquired second-round pick. Projected lottery pick Bol Bol was in free fall at the time, but after taking Rui Hachimura ninth overall, the Wizards next move was anyone’s guess. They went with Admiral Schofield out of Tennessee.

If you’ve never heard of Admiral Schofield or never saw him play at Tennessee, you certainly missed a show.

In his four years as a Volunteer, Schofield demonstrated a unique blend of brute force and great outside touch. For every high-flying dunk highlight, there are just as many of him hitting clutch three-point daggers. Right now though, I’m just focusing on the brute force part because it’s a lot more fun to watch.

Zion Williamson is deservedly getting dunk contest hype before he even plays a single NBA game, but Schofield’s dunk package is just as impressive. He’s 6’6, 240 pounds, and can play well above the rim. When he gets a head of steam, get out of his way and look out below.

Schofield had no shortage of rim-rattling dunks during his time in Knoxville. In an effort to help create as many fans as possible for the newest Washington Wizard, here are five of his best dunks for your viewing pleasure. These are all in-game dunks, but you can check out some more acrobatic defenderless displays here, here, and here.

Warning: Some of these dunks are extremely graphic. Viewer discretion is advised.

Introducing Admiral Schofield, destroyer of rims, and your new favorite Washington Wizard…

5. March 17, 2018 vs Loyola-Chicago


4. January 26, 2016 vs Alabama

3. March 2, 2019 vs Kentucky


2. March 15, 2018 vs Wright State


1. March 15, 2019 vs Mississippi State


Honorable mention: Steal and Slam vs Georgia on March 3, 2018