In a continuing effort to recognize the accomplishments of student-athletes beyond the court of competition, the SEC once again highlighted a Community Service Team for men's basketball for the 2016-17 season.
Tennessee's representative on this year's SEC Community Service Team is sophomore Admiral Schofield.
A versatile forward from Zion, Illinois, Schofield has been a leader among UT student-athletes as it relates to community outreach efforts. Over the past year, he has taken part in several service projects, including the annual Hoops for Hope basketball event in west Knoxville that benefits the Down Syndrome Awareness Group of East Tennessee, UTAD's annual Voloween event and various outreach initiatives through Knoxville's Emerald Youth Foundation.
Schofield's selection as a member of this year's prestigious VOLeaders Academy has enabled him to take part in numerous academy service projects, including working with UT's visually impaired/blind enhanced services. His VOLeader status will keep him active in a variety of service projects lined up for this spring, highlighted by the group's service learning trip to Vietnam.
On the court, Schofield has thrived in the role of Tennessee's sixth man, providing a consistent spark off the bench. He's been particularly effective this year in SEC play, during which he boasts the team's highest field-goal percentage (.508), is the squad's second-leading rebounder (5.3 rpg) and is the Vols' fourth-leading scorer (10.6 ppg).
His top performance so far this season was an 18-point, 10-rebound effort at Florida on Jan. 7, marking Schofield's first career double-double.
This marks the 19th year for the SEC Community Service Team for men's basketball as well as for women's basketball. All 21 league-sponsored sports have had a Community Service Team since 2004, with at-large teams for men's and women's sports being chosen from 1999-2003.
The SEC began this concept with a football Community Service Team in 1994.