Admiral Schofield a Julius Erving Award finalist

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) -- Admiral Schofield's dream season with the Vols just got even better.

The Tennessee senior is one of five players who were named a 2019 Julius Erving Small Forward of the Year Award finalist.

The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame made the announcement Wednesday. Past winners include Mikal Bridges of Villanova (2018), Josh Hart of Villanova (2017), Denzel Valentine of Michigan State (2016) and Stanley Johnson of Arizona (2015).

Schofield is one of the leading scorers on the team, averaging 16.4 points per game and is leading the team in made 3-pointers with 56 on the season.

Schofield is the only SEC player included among the finalists. The winner will be announced on Friday, April 12.