Miami Heat: Three prospects that could be second-round steals

Miami Heat president Pat Riley (Matias J. Ocner/Miami Herald/TNS via Getty Images)
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Admiral Schofield


While Tennesee forward Grant Williams has been all the buzz when it comes to prospects from the Volunteer State, there is another forward from the Volunteer program that is drawing second-round interest. Admiral Schofield was probably the second best player for Tennesee on last season behind Williams and their best perimeter scorer.

While Schofield lacks the size of most traditional small forwards, his seemingly natural position, his athletic and defensive abilities should allow him to get away with it in the league. He will more than likely slot somewhere between the two and three-man in the NBA, but should more than be able to hold his own against slightly taller or quicker opponents.

What you love about Schofield is his aggressiveness, his tenacity, and overall offensive abilities. He averaged 16.5 points, 6.1 rebounds, and 2 assists last season for the Volunteers, but impressed even more by shooting nearly 42 percent from deep on almost five attempts per contest.

Schofield is projected to go in the late second round at the moment by many, where he could be a gem based on his production and offensive abilities. The Miami Heat actually got a look at Schofield, as they had a contingent that included team president Pat Riley at a Priority Sports Pro Day back on May 24th. With the Miami Heat desperately needing scoring and 3-point shooting ability, he would definitely be worth a look back into the second round.