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.
About the NBA G League
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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