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Wizards sign second-rounder Admiral Schofield to a three-year deal

Admiral Schofield gets some work in during the Wizards minicamp last month. (John McDonnell/The Washington Post)

The Washington Wizards signed Admiral Schofield, the 42nd overall pick, to a three-year contract Friday, according to a person familiar with the deal.

Schofield, a 6-foot-5 wing out of Tennessee, was originally selected by the Philadelphia 76ers but traded to the Wizards as the team sought to add depth via the second round of the draft. Schofield joins Rui Hachimura, the ninth pick; Justin Robinson; and two-way player Garrison Mathews as rookies signed by the Wizards this offseason.

In the NBA’s Las Vegas summer league, Schofield has averaged 8.0 points (9 for 23 from the field) and 3.8 rebounds in 20.8 minutes. Last month, Schofield described his motivation to develop within the Wizards’ system.

“Being within the organization and seeing the excitement they have for me being here makes me want to go even harder,” Schofield said. “So just trying to grasp everything, trying to learn as much as I can, so I can be as confident as I can.”

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