ST. GEORGE — Dixie State head men’s basketball coach Jon Judkins announced on Friday the signing of Salt Lake Community College standout post player Hunter Schofield to a national letter of intent to play for the Trailblazers.
“We’re really excited to sign Hunter. We feel he can come in and play right away as a junior college transfer and he will really help our program win,” Judkins said. “He can play two positions in the low post and the experience of playing at Salt Lake Community College will help him fit right in to how we play. I like his toughness, I like his hustle and I like how he rebounds, and I think Hunter will be a big part of our team next year.”
Schofield (6-8, 220, Spanish Fork High School) earned all-Region 18 honors after averaging 12.5 points and 7.1 rebounds a game this past season for the Bruins. Schofield started in all 29 games in his sophomore campaign and scored in double figures in 21 of those outings with four double-doubles, highlighted by an 18-point, 15-rebound effort in a win over Laramie County Community College (11/24/18), and a career-high 22 points with nine boards vs. Green River College (12/8/18).
Schofield led SLCC in field goal percentage (137-of-250, .548) and finished t-second in blocks (13), to help lead the Bruins to a 20-9 overall record in 2018-19. He prepped at Spanish Fork High, where he earned region MVP and second team Utah 5A all-state honors in 2015.
Dixie State wrapped up its 2018-19 regular season with an 18-9 overall record and finished in a tie for second place in the RMAC standings 16-6 in the program's debut season in the league. The Trailblazers also advanced to the quarterfinal round of the 2019 RMAC tournament.