WILMINGTON, DE – February 23, 2016, – The Delaware 87ers today announced Jordan McRae has re-joined the team after his GATORADE Call-Up to the Phoenix Suns.

McRae signed a pair of 10-day contracts with the Suns, where he averaged 5.3 points and 1.4 assists in 11.7 minutes per game, highlighted by a 12-point, four assist performance on Friday, January 29 in New York.

The 6-foot-5, 185 pound McRae returns as the NBA D-League’s fourth-leading scorer, where he’s averaged 23.1 points, to go along with 5.2 assists and 4.5 rebounds in 35.5 minutes per game for the 87ers. McRae was also recently named an NBA D-League All-Star starter – he put up seven points and five assists in 15 minutes of action in Toronto.

NBA D-LEAGUE BASKETBALL 2016 - JAN 26 - Delaware 87ers defeats Canton Charge 130-123

Delaware 87ers Guard JORDAN MCRAE (4) attempts a free-throw in the second half of a NBA D-league regular season basketball game between the Delaware 87ers and the Canton Charge Tuesday, JAN, 26, 2016 at The Bob Carpenter Sports Convocation Center in Newark, DEL. Delaware 87ers guard Jordan McRae broke the NBA minor league’s single-game scoring record going 21-34 finishing with 61 points in a 130-123 overtime win over the Canton Charge. Photo By Saquan Stimpson

Since McRae Call-Up to the Phoenix Suns, The 87ers have struggled losing five straight games most recently falling to the Maine Red Claws 132-107 Friday, February 20, 2016.

Delaware’s next home game is this Friday, February 26 at 7:00 p.m. vs. Raptors 905. McRae 23.1 points, 5.2 assists, 4.5 rebounds, 1.7 steals and 35.5 minutes will be greatly welcomed.

Tickets start as low as $10, and are still available at www.sevens.com or by calling 302-504-7587.

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About the Delaware 87ers

The Delaware 87ers of the National Basketball Association Development League (NBADL) were relocated to America’s first state in 2013 and named to commemorate the year in which Delaware ratified the U.S. Constitution, 1787. The Sevens are the NBADL affiliate of the NBA’s Philadelphia 76ers and are owned by the Sixers. The 87ers play at the University of Delaware’s Bob Carpenter Center in Newark, DE.

 

About the NBA Development League

The NBA Development League is the NBA’s official minor league, preparing players, coaches, officials, trainers, and front-office staff for the NBA while acting as the league’s research and development laboratory. Featuring 19 teams with direct affiliations with NBA franchises for the 2015-16 season, the league offers elite professional basketball at an affordable price in a fun, family-friendly atmosphere. An all-time high 26 percent of all NBA players at the start of the 2014-15 season boasted NBA D-League experience. In fostering the league’s connection to the community, its teams, players and staff promote health and wellness, support local needs and interests, and assist in educational development through NBA D-League Cares programs. Fans can watch all NBA D-League games on nbadleague.com.

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