3 - Ray McCallum

6-1, 190 Point Guard
Detroit Junior
06/12/91 (29.6 yrs)
Detroit, MI
High School
Country Day
Team Site Profile
Jump Shot
NBA Ready
Ball Handling

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