SB Nation is posting scouting reports of each prospect in the 2013 NBA Draft. Learn more about Detroit's Ray McCallum Jr.
NAME: Ray McCallum Jr.
AGE ON DRAFT NIGHT: 22
POSITION: Point guard
MEASUREMENTS: 6'2, 191 pounds, 6'3.25 wingspan, 8'0.5 standing reach.
|2012 - Ray McCallum||33||36.6||6.5||13.2||49.1||1.3||3.9||32.3||4.5||6.2||71.7||1.3||3.8||5.1||4.5||2.1||1.9||0.6||2.0||18.7|
RELEVANT ADVANCED STATS: 13.1% defensive rebounding percentage this season. McCallum is an athletic player with a nose for the basketball who can contribute in a lot of different categories.
SB NATION BIG BOARD POSITION: No. 38.
NBA CEILING: Jarrett Jack
NBA FLOOR: A.J. Price
JONATHAN TJARKS' ANALYSIS
Unlike most NBA prospects from low-major conferences, Ray McCallum wasn't overlooked in high school. He was a Top 50 recruit who passed up a number of big schools to play for his dad.
As a sophomore, he got Detroit to the NCAA Tournament for the first time this millenium. As a junior, he was the Horizon League Player of the Year, averaging 19 points, five rebounds and 4.5 assists on 49 percent shooting.
At 6'2 and 190 pounds with a 6'3 wingspan, he has good size for a point guard at the next level. He's also surprisingly athletic, with a 40' vertical that makes him a threat to finish in traffic.
McCallum is a fairly complete player, with the ability to run point, create his own shot, shoot from deep, defend and rebound his position. While he will need to improve as a three-point shooter, a lot of those misses came on contested shots at the end of the clock -- ones he won't need to take at the next level.
At a minimum, McCallum could be one of the better backup point guards in the NBA. His ceiling is probably Jarrett Jack without the insanity, good or bad.