The Orlando Magic have re-signed free agent forward Admiral Schofield to a two-way contract, President of Basketball Operations Jeff Weltman announced this week. Per team policy, terms of the deal are not disclosed.

Schofield (6’5”, 240, 3/30/97) played in 37 games last season with Orlando, averaging 4.2 ppg. and 1.7 rpg. in 12.2 minpg. He had his two-way contract converted to a standard NBA contract on Feb. 21. Schofield scored in double figures three times, including a season-high 13 points on Dec. 3 @ Toronto and Dec. 18 @ Boston.

Two-way contracts in the NBA are in place so teams don’t have to cut injured players to field a full team. An NBA team is allowed to carry 15 active players at all times. Two players will usually sit out as inactive, but should the team lose too many players to injury, they’ll have to call up someone to replace the injured players on the bench (or in the rotation).

If they were to sign someone, that would mean they’d have to cut someone. Yet, with a two-way contract player, the team doesn’t need to cut anyone, they can just bring up one of the players on this deal until the injured parties are healthy again.

Originally selected in the second round (42nd overall) of the 2019 NBA Draft by Philadelphia, Schofield has played in 108 career NBA regular season games (three starts) with Washington and Orlando, averaging 3.3 ppg. and 1.8 rpg. in 11.9 minpg. He also appeared in 54 career NBA G League regular season games (50 starts) with Capital City, Greensboro and Lakeland, averaging 14.8 ppg., 5.7 rpg. and 2.3 apg. in 29.3 minpg.

Schofield played in 132 career games (94 starts) during four seasons at the University of Tennessee (2015-19), averaging 11.9 ppg., 5.3 rpg. and 1.3 apg. in 24.9 minpg., while shooting .387 (184-476) from three-point range. As a senior (2018-19), he played and started in 37 games, averaging 16.5 ppg., 6.1 rpg. and 2.0 apg. in 31.7 minpg., while shooting .418 (74-177) from three-point range. He was named to the All-SEC First Team by the conference coaches, earned All-SEC Tournament Team honors and was also an honorable mention All-American by Associated Press. As a junior (2017-18), Schofield was named to the All-SEC Second Team by the conference coaches and earned All-SEC Tournament Team honors.

Schofield wears #25 with the Orlando Magic.

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