Cavs’ McRae earns summer league distinction

Cleveland Cavaliers' Jordan McRae shoots as Los Angeles Lakers' Ivica Zubac defends during the first half of an NBA summer league game.

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Cleveland Cavaliers guard Jordan McRae is turning heads in NBA summer league play.

McRae was named to the All-NBA Summer League First Team, joined by Minnesota’s Tyus Jones, Chicago’s Bobby Portis, Philadelphia’s Ben Simmons and Phoenix’s Alan Williams, Sunday.

In the Las Vegas summer league, the 25-year-old Cavs guard was third in points per game (24.3) behind Utah’s Trey Lyles and Phoenix’s Devin Booker but first among players who competed in more than two games.

McRae’s signature NBA regular season game thus far came in the 2015-16 finale. With the Cavs resting their starters in advance of the playoffs, McRae went off for 36 points on 14-of-29 shooting in an overtime loss to Detroit.

The Cavs reached the semifinals of the Vegas summer league tournament before being knocked out by the Bulls.