Admiral Schofield works out for Celtics - would like Marcus Smart to mentor him

Admiral Schofield had a workout with the Celtics yesterday, and we found out that he has been an admirer of Marcus Smart for seven years. At 6'5.25", 241 pounds with a 6'9.75" wingspan, we might expect to see some of Marcus' game in this kid.

The 22-year-old averaged 16.5 PPG, 6.4 RPG and 2.0 APG - shooting 47% from the field and 42% beyond the arc in his senior season at Tennessee. Like Smart, Admiral had a body fat issue (11%) in the past but brought it down to 5% early in his college career (per NBADraft.Net's David Correll)

Can cover multiple positions due to lateral quickness and strength to guard bigger players ... Solid leader and has great intangibles

Schofield has solid quickness and an impressive leap … Very good motor, always plays his hardest and genuinely cares about winning … Good form on his jump shot which allowed him to improve from beyond the arc each year during his tenure at Tennessee

He also seems to be a great kid on top of being a very talented basketball player

The "seems to be a great kid" sticks out to me. Schofield is expected to be drafted late in the first round or early in the second. It is doubtful Danny Ainge would pluck him with the #14 pick, but just may bite with the #20 or #22 picks. NBADraft.Net compares him to Jae Crowder, and the Marcus Smart comparisons have already been made. He probably will never be a star in the NBA, but he looks to be a solid role player that could stick in the League for years. Watch the interview below. Let us know what you think.

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