Jordan  McRae

52Jordan McRae

Midway, Ga.

High School:
Liberty County HS

Height / Weight:
6-6 / 185




  • Finished his career 16th on Tennessee's all-time scoring list, with 1,521 points.
  • Finished his career tied for seventh on Tennessee's all-time list for 3-pointers made, with 179.
  • Finished his career ranked 13th on Tennessee's all-time list for blocks, with 97 (only player shorter than 6-7 in top 15).
  • His 692 points as a senior marked the sixth-highest single-season scoring total in Tennessee history.
  • His 167 free throws made as a senior marked the seventh-highest single-season total in Tennessee history.
  • His 37 games played as a senior tied Tennessee's single-season record.
  • His 37 starts as a senior tied Tennessee's single-season record.
  • All-SEC first team (coaches)
  • All-SEC second team (AP)
  • All-SEC second team (
  • USBWA All-District IV first team
  • NABC All-District 21 second team
  • SEC Player of the Week (Jan. 6)
  • SEC Player of the Week (Nov. 25)
  • 2013-14 John R. Wooden Award Preseason Top 50
  • 2013-14 Naismith Trophy Watch List
  • 2013-14 Preseason All-SEC first team (Coaches)
  • 2013-14 Preseason All-SEC first team (Media)
  • 2013-14 Preseason All-SEC first team (
  • 2013-14 - 42nd Best College Basketball Player in America (
  • 2013-14 - 19th Best College Basketball Wing in America (
  • 2012-13 UT Male Student-Athlete of the Year
  • 2013 SEC Player of the Year (ESPN's Jay Bilas)
  • 2013 SEC Player of the Year ('s Seth Davis)
  • 2013 SEC Player of the Year (ESPN's Jimmy Dykes)
  • 2013 All-SEC first team (Coaches)
  • 2013 All-SEC first team (AP)
  • 2013 All-SEC first team ('s Jason King)
  • 2013 USBWA All-District IV Team
  • Selected in the second round of the NBA Draft by the San Antonio Spurs June 26, 2014 (58th overall pick); his draft rights were immediately traded to the Philadelphia 76ers.
  • Earned All-NBA Summer League second-team status after averaging a team-best 21.0 points per game and shooting .500 from the field in four games for the Sixers.
  • Finished as the third-leading scorer among all players in the Las Vegas portion of the 2014 NBA Summer League.
  • Played the 2014-15 season with Melbourne United in Australia's NBL, finishing as the league's second-leading scorer (19.9 ppg).
  • At the conclusion of the 2014-15 season in Melbourne, he returned to the states and finished out the NBA D-League season with the Delaware 87ers (Sixers affiliate).
  • In the summer of 2015, he once again played with Philadelphia's summer-league teams--both in Las Vegas and Utah.
  • Returned to the 87ers for the 2015-166 campaign and erupted for an NBA D-League record 61 points in an overtime victory over the Canton Charge on Jan. 26, 2016.
  • Signed his first NBA contract on Jan. 29, 2016, when the Phoenix Suns signed him to a 10-day deal.
  • Made his NBA debut Jan. 29, 2016, against the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden, totaling 12 points, four assists, two rebounds and a steal.
2013-14 - SENIOR
  • Game-By-Game Statistics
  • During Tennessee's four NCAA Tournament games, he led the team in scoring (19.8 ppg) and blocks (1.5 bpg) while also averaging 3.5 rebounds and 2.0 assists.
  • The final game of his Tennessee career was an outstanding 24-point, six-rebound, four-block effort vs. Big Ten champion Michigan in the NCAA Tournament Sweet Sixteen (3/28/14).
  • In Tennessee's second-round NCAA Tournament win over UMass (3/21/14), he tallied 21 points, two assists, two steals and a block.
  • Scored a game-high 20 points as Tennessee rallied to defeat Iowa in overtime in the "First Four" at the NCAA Tournament in Dayton, Ohio (3/19/14).
  • Totaled 15 points, three rebounds, two blocks and a steal in Tennessee's SEC Tournament semifinal loss to top-ranked Florida (3/15/14).
  • His final home game was a blowout victory vs. Missouri (3/8/14), during which he scored 11 points and blocked three shots; his final points at Thompson-Boling Arena came on a reverse, two-handed, "and-1" slam in transition.
  • Posted his second career double-double, and his first of the season, when he tallied 29 points and 10 rebounds in Tennessee's win at Mississippi State (2/26/14).
  • Scored 20 points and dished three assists as the Vols fell in overtime at Texas A&M (2/22/14).
  • Dropped 31 points to lead all scorers when the Vols traveled to Missouri (2/15/14); it was his fourth career 30-point performance.
  • Made 6-of-8 shots from 3-point range as he scored a game-high 24 points in the Vols' home win over South Carolina (2/8/14).
  • After missing his first four shots at Alabama (2/1/14), he finished the game 8-of-10 and finished with a game-high 26 points and four assists.
  • His performance against Ole Miss made him just the third Vol ever to total 1,200 career points, 300 rebounds, 150 assists and 75 blocks (joining Vincent Yarbrough and Wayne Chism).
  • Made a season-high six 3-pointers and scored 26 points to lift Tennessee past Ole Miss (1/29/14).
  • Scored Tennessee's final 13 points as part of a season-high 34-point effort in UT's come-from-behind win over Arkansas (1/22/14); also recorded seven rebounds, two assists, two blocks and two steals vs. the Razorbacks.
  • Tallied 26 points at No. 13 Kentucky (1/18/14).
  • Scored 14 of his team-high 21 points in the second half while leading the Vols to a victory over Auburn in Knoxville (1/15/14); he also added five rebounds and three assists.
  • Incredibly efficient during the win at LSU (1/7/14), shooting 6-of-7 from the field, 3-of-3 from 3-point range and 4-of-4 from the free-throw line for a game-high 19 points; he also dished out a game-high five assists.
  • Scored a team-high 19 points on 7-for-10 shooting during UT's home win over Tusculum College (1/4/14).
  • Shot 6-for-10 -- including 3-for-4 from 3-point range and 6-for-6 from the foul line -- while posting 21 points, five rebounds, five assists (no turnovers), one block and a pair of steals in UT's 87-52 rout of Virginia (12/30/13); also guarded UVA's top scorer, Joe Harris, and held Harris to seven points on 2-of-9 shooting.
  • Became the 45th Vol ever to score 1,000 career points when he dropped 26 points at No. 12 Wichita State (12/14/13) to reach the milestone.
  • Scored 22 points and pulled down seven rebounds against UTEP at the Battle 4 Atlantis (11/28/13).
  • Dropped 25 points on 9-of-13 shooting against Tennessee State (11/22/13)
  • Scored a game-high 20 points and also logged three blocks against The Citadel (11/18/13).
  • Totaled 18 points, three assists and three steals in the home-opening win over USC Upstate (11/16/13).
  • Led the Vols in points (23), assists (5) and minutes (37) in the season-opener at Xavier (11/12/13).
  • Participated in the Kevin Durant Skills Academy June 28-30 in Washington, D.C.
  • His stellar play at the Durant Academy earned him an invite to the prestigious LeBron James Skills Academy July 5-7 in Las Vegas, Nev.
2012-13 - JUNIOR
  • Appeared in all 33 games, with 22 starts.
  • Finished the season as Tennessee's team leader in scoring (15.7 ppg), minutes played (33.6 mpg), 3-pointers made (60) and attempted (169) and 3-point percentage (.355) while ranking second in assists (2.0 apg), blocks (0.9 bpg) and steals (0.8 spg).
  • Played every position but the No. 5 spot, with starts at the 1, 2 and 4 positions.
  • Led the Vols in scoring 15 times, blocks 10 times, steals nine times and assists eight times.
  • Scored 20 or more points 10 times, had six games with at least 25 points and posted a pair of +30-point performances.
  • Ranked third on the team with 90 pass deflections (2.7 dpg).
  • In SEC play, he averaged 19.2 points (third in the SEC), 37.7 minutes (first in the SEC) and shot .392 from 3-point range (fifth in the SEC).
  • Improved his SEC scoring average by more than 100 percent from his sophomore season (7.9 ppg to 19.2 ppg).
  • Averaged 1.38 points per field-goal attempt in SEC play.
  • Showcased his defensive prowess with three blocks and a pair of steals, and also scored a team-high 17 points in UT's SEC Tournament win over Mississippi State (3/14/13).
  • Had a team-high 15 points and also recorded six rebounds and a pair of blocks as the Vols beat Missouri (3/9/13).
  • Scored at least 20 points in five consecutive games (vs. LSU, Texas A&M, Florida, Georgia and Auburn).
  • Totaled 21 points, seven rebounds, three assists, two blocks and also drew two charges in the win at Auburn (3/6/13).
  • Scored a career-high 35 points at Georgia on 10-of-15 shooting, including 8-for-11 from 3FG (3/2/13).
  • Led Tennessee to a 64-58 home win over No. 8 Florida with a game-high 27 points (2/26/13).
  • Played 56 minutes in Tennessee's four-overtime win at Texas A&M (12/23/13), scoring 23 points, including a contested 3-pointer with 12 seconds remaining to force the first overtime period.
  • Scored 34 points vs. LSU (2/19/13), going 6-for-6 from 3-point range.
  • Totaled 15 points, six rebounds and three blocks in UT's 30-point win over No. 25 Kentucky (2/16/13).
  • In Tennessee's dominant win at Vanderbilt (2/13/13), McRae logged 39 minutes and recorded his first career double-double with 14 points and a career-high 11 rebounds.
  • Was 9-for-11 from the free-throw line and led the Vols with 17 points in 37 minutes when Tennessee hosted Georgia (2/6/13).
  • Despite having just two points at halftime when the Vols hosted Alabama (1/26/13), he finished with a team-high 17 points in the Tennessee win.
  • Shot 7-of-15 from the field and 11-of-14 from the foul line while tying his career-high with 26 points at No. 23 Ole Miss (1/24/13).
  • Posted his fourth straight 20-point game by scoring a team-high 23 points at Kentucky (1/15/13).
  • Scored 21 points on 8-of-14 shooting in 38 minutes at Alabama (1/12/13).
  • Dropped 26 points on Ole Miss (1/9/13), tying the career-high he set in the previous game.
  • Erupted for a career-high 26 points vs. Memphis (1/4/13), draining five 3-pointers and dishing out a team-high four assists.
  • Led the Vols with 14 points as UT defeated Western Carolina (12/21/12); Also logged four rebounds, three assists and two steals vs. the Catamounts.
  • Scored 12 points and grabbed a then-career-high eight rebounds vs. Presbyterian (12/18/12).
  • Went 8-for-8 from the free-throw line en route to 17 points in UT's win over previously unbeaten and 23rd-ranked Wichita State (12/13/12).
  • Totaled 12 points, three rebounds, three assists and a block in the win over UMass in the Puerto Rico Tip-Off third-place game (11/18/12).
  • Shared team-high scoring honors in UT's season-opening win over Kennesaw State (11/9/12), totaling 14 points off the bench with four rebounds, two assists and a block.
2011-12 - SOPHOMORE
  • Appeared in all 34 games and made 15 starts.
  • One of the SEC's top sixth men (he didn't start any conference games), he came off the bench to score in double figures in six of UT's last 14 games.
  • Led the team in total blocks with 26 and averaged 4.7 rebounds over the last 10 games.
  • Ranked fourth on the team in scoring (8.6 ppg) and shot .328 from 3-point range (39-of-119).
  • Tied for second on the team with 66 deflections.
  • Recorded 16 points, six rebounds and four assists vs. Ole Miss (2/22/12) and had the No. 1 top play on ESPN'S SportsCenter when he threw down a monster dunk over Terrance Henry.
  • Had 16 points and a career-high eight rebounds in the win at South Carolina (2/25/12).
  • Totaled 14 points, four assists and three blocks in the victory over Arkansas (2/15/12).
  • Posted 12 points and six rebounds in Tennessee's win at No. 8 Florida (2/11/12).
  • Shot 3-of-5 from 3-point range and totaled 14 points in the home win over Georgia (2/4/12).
  • Had 11 points, two blocks and a career-high six rebounds in the win over Auburn (1/28/12).
  • Came off the bench for the first time all season when UT hosted No. 13 Florida (1/7/12) and scored 10 points with three rebounds, two steals and a block.
  • Blocked two shots and went 4-of-8 from 3-point range en route to a team-high 19 points at College of Charleston (12/14/11).
  • Dished out five assists against No. 17 Pitt in the Big East/SEC Challenge (12/3/11).
  • Scored 25 points in consecutive games against Chaminade (11/23/11 at the Maui Invitational) and at Oakland (11/28/11).
  • Recorded 11 points in UT's loss to sixth-ranked Duke in Maui (11/21/11).
  • Shot 4-of-5 from 3-point range and finished with 14 points in the season-opener vs. UNC Greensboro (11/11/11), his first career start.
2010-11 - FRESHMAN
  • True freshman played in 10 games, averaging 1.8 points in 5.3 minutes per contest.
  • Threw down a pair of impressive dunks (one an alley-oop, another a breakaway windmill) in the Vols' win over No. 21 Memphis (1/5/11).
  • Served as Cameron Tatum's backup at the No. 3 spot in UT's win over Belmont (12/23/10) and finished with six points, four rebounds and three blocks.
  • Had one block during four minutes of action in the win over third-ranked Pitt (12/11/10).
  • Saw three minutes of action against seventh-ranked Villanova in the NIT Season Tip-Off championship game in New York City's Madison Square Garden and grabbed two rebounds in the win.
  • Played just three minutes in the win over Belmont (11/16/10) but tallied three points.
  • Totaled three points and one rebound while playing six minutes in his collegiate debut vs. Chattanooga (11/12/10).
  • Graduated from Liberty County High School in Hinesville, Ga., where he was coached by Willie Graham.
  • Rated by as a four-star prospect and the nation's 47th-best player in the class of 2010.
  • Earned GSWA first-team All-State honors while averaging 24 points, eight rebounds, seven assists and four blocks per game as a senior in 2009-10.
  • The Panthers finished the 2009-10 season with a 27-2 record and advanced to the second round of the Georgia Class AAA playoffs.
  • Helped lead Liberty County to state quarterfinal appearances in 2008 and 2009.
  • Was a first-team selection to the Atlanta Journal Constitution's 2010 Class AAA All-State Team as a senior after earning honorable mention as a junior.
  • Was a 2010 McDonald's All-American nominee.
  • Totaled 37 points, 13 rebounds, five assists and three blocks in his final high school game.
  • Scored a game-high 25 points and was named the South Team's MVP at the Georgia Athletic Coaches Association All-Star Game at Savannah State.
  • Scored 14 points in the 2010 Derby Festival Basketball Classic in Louisville, Ky.
  • Was a member of the 2010 adidas Nations U.S. National Team.
  • Played AAU ball with the Atlanta Celtics program.
  • Was a classmate and high school teammate of Miami (Fla.) guard Rion Brown.
  • Recipient of the Richard & Melba Jackson Athletic Scholarship Endowment and the John Stokely Family Athletic Endowment
  • Full name is Jordan Tyler McRae
  • Born March 28, 1991, in Savannah, Ga.
  • Parents are Cornelius and Paulette McRae
  • Graduated May 9, 2014, with a degree in Sociology/Criminal Justice.
  • Recipient of the Richard & Melba Jackson Athletic Scholarship Endowment.



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