Ray McCallum, PG, Detroit
Although McCallum, a 22-year-old junior from Detroit, averaged 18.4 points per game last season, he’s more of a pass-first point guard. He is smart, unselfish and widely considered an excellent floor leader. He committed just 2.15 turnovers per game his last two seasons combined and his ability to get to the rim and finish make him a definitive offensive threat. The fact that McCallum comes from a small school perhaps raises questions about how he’ll fare when the competition is elevated. Chad Ford of ESPN says another drawback to McCallum is that he’s not elite in any category. Most mock drafts predict McCallum will be an early to mid-second round pick.
“One thing that virtually all of these mid-major players have in common is high basketball IQ,” Ford wrote. “McCallum is another player who thrives, in part, because he has such a superior feel for the game. He's very quick, can be a defensive hawk and thinks pass first. He needs to improve as a shooter, but given the way he has matured this season, his game has very few holes. I think he's the sleeper point guard of the draft, and I wouldn't be shocked at all to see his name called in the first round.”
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