Former Liberty County basketball player Jordan McRae earned his second Southeastern Conference Player of the Week honor Monday afternoon, according to govolsxtra.com.
McRae, a 6-foot-6 senior guard at the University of Tennessee, earned the recognition after averaging 20 points, 3.5 assists and three rebounds in the Volunteers’ home wins over Virginia on Dec. 30 and Tusculum on Saturday.
According to the report, McRae had his best defensive outing against Virginia while going 3 of 4 from the 3-point range, went 100 percent at the line and tied his career high with five assists against Virginia. Tennessee beat Virginia, 87-52.
McRae then had a team-best 19 points in the Volunteers’ 98-51 stomping of Tusculum.
McRae’s first SEC Player of the Week award came during the last week of November 2013. The senior also hit a milestone by scoring his 1,000th career point recently. He had 1,075 career points as of Jan. 4.