4 Future Pros You May Not Know
Ray McCallum Jr., PG, Detroit – After putting together a McDonald’s All-American career at Detroit Country Day High School, McCallum chose the life of a college underdog by committing to play for the Titans and for his father, Ray Sr. But the younger Ray has “pro” written all over him. In a blowout of Concordia over the weekend, he put up 17 points, six rebounds and three steals.
Jared Cunningham, SG, Oregon State – If you’re suffering from Kevin Martin withdrawal due to the NBA lockout, get your hands on as much Oregon State game film as possible. Cunningham’s smooth scoring skills (26.0 ppg) and mastery at getting to the free-throw line make him the closest thing the college game has to K-Mart II, without the funny-looking jumper. Cunningham torched Texas for 37 points on Saturday, getting to the line 23 times in an overtime win.
JaMychal Green, PF/SF, Alabama – You know the drill: Too big for the small forwards, too athletic for the power forwards, and just big and athletic enough to land a spot on the NBA Draft stage someday. Green averaged 14.5 points, 9.5 rebounds and 2.0 blocks in wins over Wichita State and Purdue.
Dominic Cheek, SG, Villanova – Well on his way to a respectable but forgettable career as a defensive stopper for Jay Wright’s squad, Cheek has rediscovered his shooting stroke this year and has turned himself into a potential pro. The 6-6 junior scored 19 of his 21 points in the second half of Villanova’s win over Delaware, and is averaging 22.0 points per game on 44 percent shooting beyond the arc.