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Greensboro Swarm Select Admiral Schofield with First Pick of 2021 NBA G League Draft

January 11, 2021 - NBA G League (G League) News Release

NEW YORK - The Greensboro Swarm selected Admiral Schofield (6-5, 241, Tennessee) with the first overall pick of the 2021 NBA G League Draft on Monday afternoon, which was held virtually. In 2019-20, Schofield played 33 games with the Capital City Go-Go where he averaged 16.0 points, 5.5 rebounds and 2.0 assists. He also played in 33 games for the Washington Wizards.

The Memphis Hustle drafted Freddie Gillespie (6-9, 245, Baylor) with the second overall pick. The Canton Charge selected Antonio Blakeney (6-4, 197, Louisiana State) with the third overall selection. The Iowa Wolves picked Allonzo Trier (6-4, 200, Arizona) with the fourth overall selection and the Lakeland Magic drafted Tahjere McCall (6-4, 190, Tennesee State) with the fifth overall pick.

Schofield, Blakeney, Trier, McCall, Justin Patton (9th overall selection, Westchester Knicks), Vincent Edwards (13th overall selection, Oklahoma City Blue), Gary Payton II (15th overall selection, Raptors 905), Jemerrio Jones (19th overall selection, Delaware Blue Coats) and Oshae Brissett (20th overall selection, Fort Wayne Mad Ants) highlight a group that's spent time on NBA rosters during their NBA careers.

Schofield is the first British-American player to be drafted with the first overall selection in the G League Draft. Other notable international selections include Jonathan Kasibabu of Democratic Republic of the Congo (14th overall selection, Austin Spurs) and Brissett who hails from Canada.

Blakeney earned 2017-18 NBA G League Rookie of the Year honors for his campaign with the Windy City Bulls. Payton II, son of Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame inductee Gary Payton, was named to the 2019-20 G League Midseason All-NBA G League Western Conference Team, and was selected for First Team All-Defense for the 2018-19 season. Jones was named to the 2019-20 All-NBA G League Third Team while playing for the Wisconsin Herd.

The 17 NBA G League teams playing in February at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Walt Disney World Resort near Orlando, Fla. participated in this year's three-round Draft.

Full results from the 2021 NBA G League Draft are below.

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The NBA's official minor league, the NBA G League prepares players, coaches, officials, trainers and front-office staff for the NBA while acting as the league's research and development laboratory. Featuring 29 teams, 28 with direct affiliations to NBA franchises for 2020-21, the league offers elite professional basketball at an affordable price in a fun, family-friendly atmosphere. A record 45 percent of all NBA players at the start of the 2020-21 season boasted NBA G League experience. In fostering the league's connection to the community, its teams, players and staff promote health and wellness, support local needs and interests, and assist in educational development through NBA Cares programs.


1. Greensboro - Admiral Schofield

2. Memphis - Freddie Gillespie

3. Canton - Antonio Blakeney

4. Iowa - Allonzo Trier

5. Lakeland - Tahjere McCall

6. Canton - Anthony Lamb

7. Oklahoma City - Zavier Simpson

8. Lakeland - D.J. Hogg

9. Westchester - Justin Patton

10. Rio Grande Valley - Armoni Brooks

11. Raptors 905 - Kevon Harris

12. Rio Grande Valley - Jarron Cumberland

13. Oklahoma City - Vincent Edwards

14. Austin - Jonathan Kasibabu

15. Raptors 905 - Gary Payton II

16. Memphis - Anthony Cowan Jr.

17. Iowa - Dakarai Tucker

18. Salt Lake City - Passed


1. Delaware - Jemerrio Jones

2. Fort Wayne - Oshae Brissett

3. Westchester - Passed

4. Iowa - Passed

5. Long Island - Passed

6. Agua Caliente - Passed

7. Fort Wayne - Quincy McKnight

8. Agua Caliente - Passed

9. Santa Cruz - Selom Mawugbe

10. Raptors 905 - Passed

11. Memphis - Passed

12. Austin - Anthony Mathis

13. Erie - Passed

14. Greensboro - Passed

15. Austin - Kaleb Johnson

16. Santa Cruz - Passed

17. Memphis -Passed

18. Oklahoma City - Rob Edwards

19. Salt Lake City - Passed


1. Greensboro - Passed

2. Erie - Passed

3. Westchester - Passed

4. Delaware - Braxton Key

5. Iowa - Passed

6. Long Island - Passed

7. Oklahoma City - Passed

8. Fort Wayne - Passed

9. Canton - Passed

10. Raptors 905 - Passed

11. Delaware - Passed

12. Lakeland - Passed

13. Memphis - Passed

14. Canton - Passed

15. Raptors 905 - Passed

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