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3 - Ray McCallum

Detroit 

  • Birthday: 6/12/91
  • NBA Position: Point Guard
  • Class: Junior
  • Ht: 6-1
  • Wt: 190
  • Hometown: Detroit, MI
  • High School: Country Day
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Overall

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2013
Mock:  36

NBA Comparison: Jordan Farmar

Strengths: McCallum is a well-rounded "stat sheet stuffer" point guard who can both score and distribute ... Has good size and strength for his position, standing 6'1 and weighing a muscular 190 ... An excellent transition player, McCallum can both score and distribute on the break ... Has a high basketball IQ and knows how to get his teammates involved ... Makes up for his average speed with his ability to use his body to get open looks around the rim. Has excellent body control overall ... Can be a good scoring point guard (18.7 PPG last season) ... Very good ball handler ... A good floor general and a coach's son ... Draws a lot of contact and gets to the line at a high rate ... Underrated athlete who has a 40 inch vertical and deceptive explosiveness ... Solid, if not spectacular passing ability and floor vision ... Good at finding teammates cutting to the basket ... Quick hands (1.9 SPG) last season and good lateral quickness make him a solid defender ... Plays well without the ball, making sharp cuts to get good looks in the lane ... Rebounds well for a point guard (5.1 RPG last season) ... Despite playing in the Horizon League, performed well against good competition ... McCallum is a very durable player, as evidenced by 37 or more minutes in each of the last 14 games of the season ...

Weaknesses: Doesn't do any one thing particularly well, as there are several more talented shooters, playmakers, defenders, and athletes among this point guard class ... Needs to improve his shooting ability, as he shot only 32% from behind the 3pt line last season ... Shot low percentages on all jump shots ... Doesn't have great length or physical tools, which will limit him at the next level ... Has an awkward shooting motion and releases the ball somewhat slowly ... Is too prone to taking pull-up jumpers early in the shot clock, especially when he is not a particularly efficient spot-up shooter ... Needs to become a better free throw shooter. Shot just 72% from the line last year...

Notes: Played for his father, Ray McCallum, at Detroit, passing up on scholarship offers from schools such as UCLA ...Was named Horizon League Player of the Year last season ...

Jacob Stallard 6/24/13

Overall: McCallum is a solid point guard prospect who can do a little bit of everything, but must become a more consistent shooter to make an impact in the NBA. He could be limited by his lack of physical gifts, but he could also be a late-second round steal...

Strengths: Has developed well over the past year into one of the strongest point guards in the country in a PG heavy class ... Possesses the feel for the game and point guard instincts of a coaches son (Father, Ray Sr. is the head coach for University of Detroit Mercy) ... An underrated athlete, displayed the explosiveness that he possesses in the McDonald's dunk contest ... A heady playmaker, who understands how to set up teammates as well as valuing the basketball ... A natural leader by example ... Fundamentally strong player, excellent mechanics shooting the ball, good shot selection, can spot up or shoot off the dribble ... Has a nice crossover dribble move ... Crafty ball handler with good patience in offensive decisions ... Uses pump fakes and hesitation moves well to create shots ... Understands how to use his body to shield the basketball from defenders when driving to the basket. A solid finisher with good touch and body control on drives ... High effort player showing strong defensive fundamentals and desire ... Gets into low defensive stance, doesn't gamble much, stays between man and basket ... First step off the dribble is deceptively quick ...

Weaknesses: For the NBA level he must prove himself on the college level ... A strong athlete but doesn't strike you as a stand out, superstar caliber athlete. Size, speed and athleticism are enough to play at the NBA level, but being a stand out will require completely developing point guard skills at the college level (His explosiveness in game situations is sporadic) ... Can learn to become a more vocal leader ... Nees to continue to extend his range, consistency on shot ...

Notes: Ray McCallum Jr. is the son of Ray Sr., head coach at University of Detroit Mercy ... Led Detroit to win the 2009-10 State title. Measured 6'2 (in shoes) 187 lbs, with a 6'3 wingspan at the 2011 Deron Williams Skills Academy ... Measured 6'1.5 (in shoes) 190 lbs, with a 6'3 wingspan at the 2012 Deron Williams Skills Academy


Aran Smith 4/5/10

June 27, 2013


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