Although he hasn’t been playing much basketball over the last few months, Washington WIzards forward Admiral Schofield didn’t let his down time go to waste. Schofield got in the weight room and made himself much more slim and trim.
Upon getting to Orlando for the NBA’s restart, Schofield revealed to the Wizards official site that he had lost significant weight during the pause. At the beginning of the season, Schofield weighed in at 241 pounds. He showed up in Orlando somewhere between 220 and 225 pounds.
“I was able to get down to a weight where I’m able to play more positions for the team and just be more agile on the floor and go longer and play at a higher energy,” Schofield told the Wizards’ website.
The Wizards will be down both Bradley Beal and Davis Bertans when the season resumes, so Schofield may have to take on a larger role. The former Tennessee Vol played at both the NBA level and the G-League level with the Capital City Go-Go. Schofield’s head coach with Capital City, Ryan Richman said that he has been impressed with the rookie from the jump.
“He came from a winning program and he came from playing with good players,” Richman said. “Usually when you have all those things, you have a recipe for a player who knows how to make winning plays. That’s really the biggest thing. Sometimes in the G League, you have a lot of guys who think they need to score all the time or make all the right plays all the time. But sometimes a simple play is the winning play.”
In 27 games with the Wizards before the pause, he averaged 3.1 points and 1.3 rebounds per game.