Will Someone Other Than Jordan McRae Lead Tennessee Volunteers In Scoring?

By Trevor Lowry
Jordan McRae
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Jordan McRae had a breakout season last year for the Tennessee Volunteers. He led the team in scoring, but can someone other than him lead the team in that department in the 2013-14 college basketball season?

McRae averaged 15.7 points per game last season. Two other players averaged 12+ points per game and one of those players is no longer on the team.

Jarnell Stokes has the talent to score more, but I doubt he will put up more points per game than McRae. The only other likely candidate to do so is Jeronne Maymon.

Maymon did not play last season, but he did average 12.7 points per game in the 2011-12 season, which was more than McRae that year. Maymon managed to shoot 55.8 percent from the field. He definitely has the talent to lead the team in scoring, but I am sure McRae will be the Volunteers’ guy when it comes to that.

McRae shot 42.3 percent from the field and 35.5 percent from behind the arc last season. He also hit 60 threes on the year. He definitely stepped up his game last year and more playing time had a lot to do with that.

Still, McRae is going to be one of the best scorers in the SEC in the 2013-14 season. Tennessee may have other scorers as well, but McRae will lead the team in scoring and he very well could lead the conference in scoring.

Achieving that feat will be much tougher as the Kentucky Wildcats will have arguably the most talent in the country and Florida will be a top 10 team once again.

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