Official: Jordan McRae at AEK!


His acquisition Jordan McRae announced the AEK. The American guard/forward sent his signed contract a few hours ago and is the first acquisition of a foreign player of the “Union” for the new season.

The 32-year-old ace (1.95m), who competes in positions “2” and “3”, noted for his scoring ability and has a rich resume. Drafted 58th overall in 2014, he played four seasons and a total of 125 games in the NBA with the Suns, Cavaliers, Wizards, Nuggets and Pistons, while in 2016 he was part of Cleveland’s championship team that made two playoff appearances. . At the same time, he has quite a large presence in the G League and in fact in 2016 he was selected as an All Star, while in 2019 he was a member of the best five and the top scorer.

In 2017/18 he had a short stint with Baskonia, last year he played in China, last year in the French Metropolitan, while this year in Hapoel Tel Aviv, with which he was selected in the second best five of the championship. With the Israeli team, he had an excellent presence in the Eurocup, scoring in 19 appearances 15.3 points (80.9% shooting, 53.2% two-pointers, 32% three-pointers), 2.9 rebounds, 2.4 assists, 1.3 steals and 1.5 turnovers in 27:03 on average, with his team reaching the quarterfinals. There he was eliminated by Badalona with 17 points, 5 rebounds, 2 assists and 1 steal.

In the Israeli league he had 16 points (with 39.8% on three-pointers), 2.8 rebounds and 2.8 assists in 29.3 minutes. He reached the league finals where he lost 2-1 to Maccabi Tel Aviv, averaging 17.1 points, 1.3 rebounds and 1.3 assists in 29 minutes per game. Maccabi also lost in the final of the League Cup with 88-84 in overtime and McRae had 17 points, 5 rebounds and 3 assists.

The announcement:

AEK BC announces that Jordan McRae (Jordan McRae, 32 years, 1m.95) is a player of the “Queen”! ??

The American guard signed a contract today (Friday, 14/07) until the end of the 2023-2024 season ???

Jordan McRae was born on March 28, 1991, in Savannah. In college, he played for the Tennessee Volunteers, finishing his collegiate career in the 2013-2014 season with averages of 18.4 points, 3.3 rebounds, 2.5 assists.

He made his first professional step in Australia, on behalf of Melbourne United, with 19.9 points, 4.7 rebounds, 2.7 assists, while he finished the year in the affiliate of the Philadelphia 76ers, with 18.4 points, 4.1 rebounds, 3.8 assists. The following year, he played there in 29 games, 23.3 points, 4.6 rebounds, 5.2 assists, and then took the big step for the NBA world. Playing in the first phase of 7 matches with the Phoenix Suns, he “won” a place on the roster of the Cleveland Cavaliers, with whom he also won a “ring”, competing in 14 games, with a score of 4.4 points, 0.9 rebounds and 1.1 assists.

In fact, the American guard “shined” in the Summer League and remained the following season in the Champions, participating in 36 matches, before moving to Europe and specifically to Baskonia. In the summer of 2018, he returned to America, signing a 2-way contract with the Washington Wizards, where he scored 5.9 points, 1.5 rebounds, 1.1 assists in 27 NBA games. At the same time, with the Wizards affiliate, McRae became the leading scorer in the G-League, being a member of the league’s top five, averaging 30.4 points, 4.9 rebounds, 3.9 assists, and 1.6 steals. The season ended with him being traded to the Denver Nuggets and Detroit Pistons.

The five-year NBA cycle ended after 123 games, choosing to continue his career in China and the Beijing Ducks, in the summer of 2020, having 11.2 points, 1.6 rebounds and 1.6 assists. In the 2021-2022 season, he played for the Metropolitans in the French league, scoring 14.2 points, 2.4 rebounds, 2.2 assists, while last season he had excellent performances in Hapoel Tel Aviv. Specifically, McRae finished the year with 15.4 points in the Eurocup and 16 points in the championship, while having 3.3 rebounds and 2.9 assists.

Jordan, welcome!

Source: Sport Fm

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