2019 NBA Draft: Exploring All 6 Atlanta Hawks Picks After Nets Trade

Admiral Schofield and Grant Williams Atlanta Hawks 2019 NBA Draft (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)
Admiral Schofield and Grant Williams Atlanta Hawks 2019 NBA Draft (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images) /
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Atlanta Hawks 2019 NBA Draft
Admiral Schofield Atlanta Hawks 2019 NBA Draft (Photo by Donald Page/Getty Images) /

Admiral Schofield. 41. player. 125. . Wing. Atlanta Hawks (via Los Angeles Lakers)

Perhaps the most joyous pick that the Atlanta Hawks could make (at least for this writer) is taking Admiral Schofield out of Tennessee at 41st overall in the 2019 NBA Draft.

Beyond reuniting him with his college teammate (and seemingly close friend) Grant Williams in an Atlanta Hawks jersey, Schofield projects to play a key role at a position of need for the Atlanta Hawks at the three.

Schofield possesses a chiseled, shredded frame, a booming, nautical voyager’s voice and perhaps the best name in this entire draft class: What’s not to like?

Beyond those slightly whimsical reasons for wanting Schofield on the Hawks, Schofield projects to be an archetypal three-and-D wing for the Atlanta Hawks with the requisite size (6-foot-6, 241 pounds) and length (6-foot-10 wingspan, 8-foot-8 standing reach) to be able to switch and maneuver around the perimeter on defense.

On the offensive end, Schofield has proven himself to be a reliable three-point threat by shooting 38.7 percent from deep per Sports Reference across four college seasons. In his senior season, Schofield shot 42.2 percent on 173 attempts per Bart Torvik, and over 90 percent of those were assisted.

In the second round, the Atlanta Hawks can let themselves be a bit exploratory, but selecting an older player (though only 22, still fairly young for a senior prospect) like Schofield might help lift the team’s floor by bringing in a seemingly terrific locker room presence that could be an inexpensive cornerstone for years to come.