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NBA Draft 2013: Ray McCallum Jr. scouting report

Could Ray McCallum Jr. be a possible second-round sleeper? The Detroit product is off the national radar, but he could be a useful NBA player.

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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.

SCHOOL: Detroit

AGE ON DRAFT NIGHT: 22

POSITION: Point guard

MEASUREMENTS: 6'2, 191 pounds, 6'3.25 wingspan, 8'0.5 standing reach.

STATS:


FG 3PT FT Rebounds Misc
G M M A Pct M A Pct M A Pct Off Def Tot Ast TO Stl Blk PF PPG
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.

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