While the Sixers are adding top pick Jahlil Okafor and a handful of new faces to their summer league rosters this year, a familiar name will be back in action as well.
According to a league source, guard Jordan McRae will be suiting up for the Sixers during Las Vegas Summer League. He will not be playing in the Utah Jazz Summer League, which runs from July 6-9.
McRae, a second round pick of Philadelphia's in the 2014 NBA Draft, played in Las Vegas last year. He started all four games, averaging 21 points a game while shooting 50% from the floor and 86.5% from the free throw line. After the acquisiton of Luc Mbah a Moute and Alexey Shved via the Thaddeus Young trade in August, the 24-year-old was forced to explore options overseas for the 2014-15 season.
He latched on with Melbourne United of Australia's National Basketball League, and led the league in scoring with 19.9 points and 4.8 rebounds per game. Once Melbourne's season concluded, McRae joined the Delaware 87ers for 13 games, where he put up equally impressive numbers.
Fans have been clamoring for the former Tennessee alum to get a legitimate chance to make the roster, and the team is sure to give him a hard look in Vegas. Philadelphia is lacking in guard depth, and McRae's combination of scoring and defense should give him the chance to finally sign his rookie deal with Philadelphia.