Bloomington – Jordan McRae isn't headed to IU's campus this weekend, but will be returning soon.
Contrary to reports, the 6-5, 175-pound shooting guard from Hinesville, Ga., won't be making an unofficial visit to IU or any other college campuses this weekend. But he has made arrangements to make the trip to the Bloomington campus for Hoosier Hysteria next month.
It will mark the second visit to IU for McRae, Scout.com's 41st ranked player in the 2010 class. He was also in town for Tom Crean's second Elite Camp of the summer, a visit that went a long way toward elevating IU to the top of McRae's list along with Tennessee. Besides being able to talk to Crean and his assistant coaching staff, McRae was also able to spend some time talking to former Hoosier Eric Gordon, who was also in attendance at the event.
The Liberty H.S. standout said Friday that the Hoosiers and Volunteers remain the top two on his list.
"I like Indiana and Coach Crean and how they've won national championships," McRae said. "Tennessee is an upcoming program, and they play a style that fits my game."
While his last trip to Bloomington was more about showing off his skills at the Elite Camp, McRae is hoping to be able to spend a little more time touring the campus and the city to get a feel for what it would be like if he were to ultimately chose to play at IU.
"I want to get out and look around and see everything, because I didn't have that much time to do that the first time I was there," McRae said.
McRae averaged 18 points per game as a sophomore, helping Liberty H.S. to a 23-5 record and a spot in the state tournament quarterfinals. His high school team lost five seniors from last year's squad, so McRae expects to have to play an even more prominent role as a junior.
While he enjoyed a big sophomore season with his high school team, it was his play on the AAU circuit that has catapulted him into Scout.com's top 50 nationally. He played with the Atlanta Celtics over the summer and said he first caught Crean's eye with his play at the adidas event in Cincinnati in the spring.
"(Crean's) told me he really likes how I'm a good scorer and how I can pass the ball well," McRae said.
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