Former Liberty County High School basketball player Jordan McRae will be playing for the Philadelphia 76ers for the 2015 Las Vegas Summer League, according to sixers.com.
When he visited Hinesville in June for his inaugural basketball camp, McRae said he knew he would be playing in the Summer League, but didn’t know, at that time, whether he would play for the 76ers in Vegas or the Utah Jazz Summer League.
McRae was a second-round draft pick in 2014 selected by the San Antonio Spurs, but shortly after was traded to the 76ers. He played in the Las Vegas Summer League last year, starting all four games and averaging 21 points per contest while shooting 50 percent from the floor and 86.5 percent from the free-throw line.
After summer league last year, McRae played for Melbourne United of Australia’s National Basketball League, leading the league in scoring with 19.9 points per game. Following his stint with Melbourne United, he joined the Delaware 87ers, the 76ers’ Development League affiliate, for 13 games, averaging 18.4 points.
Libertyballers.com said fans are hoping that McRae, a University of Tennessee alumnus, gets a chance to make the 76ers final roster this year. Also per the report, the 76ers are lacking in guard depth, and McRae’s combination of scoring and defense should give him the chance to finally sign his rookie deal with the team.