Former Tennessee Vol Jordan McRae signed a 10-day contract with the Cleveland Cavaliers on Sunday and saw immediate action on the court. McRae scored eight points on two-of-four shooting in the Cavaliers’ 113-99 loss to the Washington Wizards.
McRae previously played with the Phoenix Suns, where he averaged 5.3 points per game in 11.7 minutes.
— Delaware Blue Coats (@blue_coats) February 28, 2016
Former #Vols star Jordan McRae’s debut with Cavs today was short but impressive: 8 points in 7 minutes and a team-high +/- of +15.
— Wes Rucker (@wesrucker247) February 28, 2016
The official press release from the Cleveland Cavaliers:
CLEVELAND – The Cleveland Cavaliers have signed guard Jordan McRae to a 10-day contract, Cavaliers General Manager David Griffin announced today. The signing of McRae also marks the 22nd GATORADE Call-Up of the NBA’s 2015-16 season.
McRae (6-6, 185) was a 2016 NBA Development League All-Star this year after appearing in 29 games (all starts) for the Delaware 87ers and averaging 23.3 points, 4.6 rebounds, 5.2 assists and 1.7 steals in 35.5 minutes per game. Against the Canton Charge on Jan. 26, he scored a D-League record 61 points on 21-34 (.618) shooting from the field, to go along with 11 rebounds and seven assists in 46 minutes. McRae also had two 10-day stints with the Phoenix Suns this season, appearing in seven games with averages of 5.3 points and 1.4 assists in 11.7 minutes.
Originally selected as the 58th overall pick out of the University of Tennessee by the San Antonio Spurs in the 2014 NBA Draft and traded to the Philadelphia 76ers on draft night, McRae played professionally in Australia in 2014-15 before joining Delaware for the season’s final 13 games. McRae will be available for today’s contest at Washington and will wear jersey number 12.
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