Former Liberty County basketball star Jordan McRae is off to a good start this season as the sixth man for the Tennessee Volunteers.
McRae, a junior, has scored in double figures in three of the Vols’ first four games, according to nooga.com.
The Vols started their season at the Puerto Rico Tip-off, where they finished 2-1 for third place. According to the report, McRae has 14 points against Kennesaw State on Nov. 9, 12 points against UNC Asheville on Nov. 16, and 12 points against Massachusetts on Nov. 18.
McRae told reporter Brendan Quinn of govolsxtra.com that he embraces his role coming off the bench.
“I really don’t mind it,” he said. “Some people ask me about it, and I just tell them that it’s my role. It would be one thing if I was getting 12 minutes per game, but I’m still playing 25-plus.”
On Monday, McRae scored five points in 20 minutes during the Vols’ 77-50 win over Oakland in Knoxville, according to UT’s athletic website.
In his Tennessee career, McRae has 15 starts in 49 games played with 361 points, 60 assists and 22 steals.
The Vols, 4-1 overall, play Georgetown at 6:30 p.m. Friday in Washington, D.C.