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McRae expected to sign with Suns after hitting record 61 points
Jordan McRae expected to sign with Suns after hitting record 61 points in NBA D-League.

Jordan McRae set a NBA D-League record by scoring 61 points in Tuesday’s 13-123 overtime win over the Canton Charge.

And according to Arizona Sports the day after setting the record the Phoenix Suns are looking to sign McRae to a 10 day contract.

McRae, a former basketball player at Liberty County High School and the University of Tennessee surpassed the record once held by Pierre Jackson who scored 58 points in a game in 2004, according to CBS Sports.

According to Liberty Ballers, McRae also had 11 rebounds and seven assists in the win and was 16-of-18 at the line.

McRae was the 58thoverall pick in the 2014 NBA draft by the San Antonio Spurs. He was traded to the Philadelphia 76ers, joining the summer league that year where he averaged 21 points, 2.5 rebounds, 1 assist and 1.8 steals per game.

For the 2014-15 season McRae played for Melbourne United and finished third in scoring, 11thin steals, 12thin blocks and 13thin assists in the National Basketball League.

In March of 2015 McRae was acquired by the Delaware 87ers of the NBA D-League where he played out the season.

He was re-acquired by the 87ers for this season, has played in 28 games to date and is averaging 23.1 points per game.

Arizona Sports is reporting the anticipated signing comes as the Suns decide whether they plan to retain point guard Lorenzo Brown, whose second 10-day contract ends later today.

The Courier will update this story as more information becomes available.

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