It took just two weeks for former Liberty County High School and University of Tennessee basketball player Jordan McRae to get back into the groove.
Fresh off his return from Australia, where he led the National Basketball League in points for Melbourne United, the shooting guard lit up the NBA Development League scoreboard with a career-high 39 points for Delaware on Sunday during the 87ers’ 124-120 loss at the Oklahoma City Blue, according to a news report on Philadelphia.cbslocal.com.
McRae also led the team in rebounds Sunday with 13 and added six assists and was 13-for-23 on field-goal shooting, including
shooting 4-for-7 on 3-pointers.
On Monday, according to dleague.nba.com, McRae had 11 points and three assists in 26 minutes in the 87ers’ 117-98 loss to Iowa in Des Moines.
Through Tuesday, in eight games with Delaware, the Philadelphia 76ers’ D-League affiliate, McRae is averaging 14.1 points, 4.8 rebounds and 3.3 assists per game.
The 87ers acquired McRae on March 5. He was acquired by the 76ers after being drafted by the San Antonio Spurs in the second round in the 2014 NBA Draft.
He averaged 21 points for the 76ers in the 2014 NBA Summer League.
In the NBL, he scored a league-high 536 points and was second with 19.9 points-per-game average. He hit 44.1 percent of his shots from the field and made 51 3-pointers, good for fifth in the league.
The 87ers play Erie at
7 p.m. Friday. The game will be broadcast on YouTube.