Jordan McRae received the first weekly SEC award of his career on Monday. The senior shooting guard was named conference player of the week after he averaged 22.5 points, three rebounds, two and a half blocks and two assists in UT’s wins against The Citadel and Tennessee State.
McRae has led the Vols (3-1) in scoring every game this season. He scored 20 points on 7-of-12 shooting against The Citadel on Nov. 18. He then scored 25 against Tennessee State on 9-of-13 shooting on Nov 22. He made 5-of-9 3-pointers in those two games and blocked five shots.
McRae, UT’s leading scorer last season, is currently second in the SEC in scoring (21.5 points per game). He ranks fifth in assist/turnover ration (2.4), sixth in 3-point shooting percentage (.450) and 10th in blocked shots per game (1.5).
McRae is 85 points shy of reaching the 1,000-point mark for his career, an accomplishment 4 Vols have made previously.
Kentucky guard/forward James Young was also honored Monday. The 6-foot-6, 215-pound guard/forward received the freshman of the week award after he scored 26 points in a win aginst UT-Arlington.