Former Liberty County High School basketball player Jordan McRae was released by the Philadelphia 76ers Monday afternoon.
McRae posted his Facebook Page, “Philly didn’t work out.”
The former University of Tennessee star signed his required tender offered by the Sixers in September and played during the preseason. According to CBS Sports, McRae played in seven preseason games, including one start.
He averaged 19.9 minutes, 7.1 points, 2.4 rebounds, 1.6 assists,
2.0 turnovers and 0.7 steals per game. McRae finished the preseason shooting 26.6 per-cent on field goals and 8.3 percent on 3-pointers.
McRae, a guard, was the 58th overall pick in the 2014 NBA Draft by San Antonio and was quickly traded to the Sixers. During the NBA Summer League that year, he averaged 21 points per game.
McRae played for Melbourne United for the 2014-15 in Australia’s National Basketball League season, averaging 19.9 points, which was third in the league in scoring. He also was 11th in steals and was named player of the month in December 2014.
Upon his return to the United States, McRae played for the Delaware 87ers in the NBA D-League and recorded a career-high 39 points and 13 rebounds in a game against Oklahoma City Blue in March.
In July, he rejoined the Sixers for Summer League and averaged 12.5 points per game in four games.
With his release, McRae is now a free agent. The Sixers also released guards Pierre Jackson, J.P. Tokoto and Scottie Wilbekin and forward Furkan Aldemir.