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McRae garners second-team all-NBA Summer League honors

The 76ers may have acquired a second-round steal in Jordan McRae.

McRae garners second-team all-NBA Summer League honors

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The 76ers´ Jordan McRae. (Tom Gralish/Staff Photographer)
The 76ers' Jordan McRae. (Tom Gralish/Staff Photographer)

The 76ers may have acquired a second-round steal in Jordan McRae.

The 6-foot-6, 185-pound swingman garnered second-team all-NBA Summer League honors on Sunday.

The rookie out of Tennessee averaged a team-leading 21 points.

His best performance came in Thursday’s 79-68 second-round setback to the Bulls at Thomas & Mack Center.  McRae finished with a game-high 25 points. He made his first seven shots attempts and finished 7-for-8 from the field. The former two-time all-Southeastern Conference selection made all seven of his foul shots.

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McRae was also a shutdown defender during the summer league, finishing with a total of seven steals and three blocks.

Not bad for someone drafted by the San Antonio Spurs with the 58th overall pick and traded to the Sixers on draft night.

Wizards swingman Glen Rice Jr. was the league’s MVP. Rice was joined on the first team by Otto Porter (Wizards), Doug McDermott (Bulls), TonySnell (Bulls) and Donatas Motiejunas (Rockets).

Rudy Gobert (Jazz), Tim Hardaway Jr. (Knicks), Russ Smith (Pelicans) and T.J. Warren (Suns) accompanied McRae on the second team.

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Keith Pompey has been an Inquirer reporter since September 2004 and took over the Sixers beat in the summer of 2013 after covering Temple basketball and football for the previous three years.

Marc Narducci has served in a variety of roles with the Inquirer since beginning in 1983. He has covered the 76ers as a backup and a beat writer. In addition, Narducci has covered everything from the Super Bowl to the World Series and a lot in between.

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