Former Liberty County High star Jordan McRae earned back-to-back Euroleague MVP honors, getting tabbed as the Round 9 and 10 most valuable player, Euroleague Basketball announced Thursday.
McRae, 31, recorded a PIR (performance index rating) of 40 in Hapoel Vegan Friendly Tel Aviv’s win against the London Lions on Ovo Arena Wembley Wednesday. McRae scored 36 points, to go with four assists and three rebounds in producing the highest PIR of the week
McRae of Hapoel Vegan Friendly Tel Aviv posted the highest performance index rating of all 7DAYS EuroCup players this week to record his second consecutive MVP of the Round honor. McRae led Hapoel from a 14-point fourth-quarter deficit to a road win against London Lions on Wednesday. His PIR of 40 was McRae’s personal best in two EuroCup seasons and the third-highest of any player this season. His career-high 36 points, reached after scoring 13 in the last seven minutes, and his 12 two-pointers made were both the highest such totals in the EuroCup this season. McRae also made 9 of 11 free throws to go with 4 assists, 3 rebounds and 8 fouls drawn.