TAG: Ray McCallum

NBA / Jul 23, 2013 / 12:00 pm

The 5 Biggest Surprises From The NBA’s Las Vegas Summer League

Elijah Millsap

Ray McCallum Jr. (photo. UDM Sports Info)

The NBA Las Vegas Summer League ended its 11-day run by crowning the Golden State Warriors as it’s first ever champion in a 91-77 win over the Phoenix Suns. While the Warriors took home the title, there were plenty of other champion-like performances turned in by players in Las Vegas. Read More »

College, NBA, NBA Draft / Jun 5, 2013 / 4:00 pm

Why Nerlens Noel Could Still Drop Out Of The NBA Draft’s Top 2 & The Draft’s 5 Biggest Risers

Nerlens Noel

Nerlens Noel (photo. UK Athletics/Chet White)

Each Wednesday, we’ll be assessing how the top college and international prospects of the 2013 NBA Draft are faring. Stick with us each week for assorted thoughts, including the biggest risers and fallers, the standouts, the sleepers and what we know and don’t know about the next NBA Draft class… Read More »

College, High School / Jan 9, 2012 / 1:30 pm

Why 6 High-Level Basketball Recruits Chose Small Colleges

Klay Thompson

Klay Thompson (photo. Washington State Athletics)

A few weeks ago, Detroit dismantled St. John’s on national television. While this may have surprised a few people, it came as no surprise to hardcore basketball recruiting fans. Ray McCallum denied offers from the likes of Duke and Kansas to play for his father at Detroit. While it is unlikely that McCallum’s decision would have been for Detroit had his father not been the coach, his decision brought up an interesting question: should high-major recruits turn down big offers to play for lower-level schools? Read More »

College / Nov 29, 2011 / 6:00 pm

Ray McCallum’s Shot Of The Year Candidate That Nobody Saw

Ray McCallum

Oftentimes when shots happen in smaller conferences, such as this gem from the Horizon League, they get lost in the shuffle. But thanks to YouTube, you can see Detroit’s Ray McCallum score two of his 12 points vs. Austin Peay on Nov. 23. This play might have gone unnoticed nationally had the Titans not released video of the shot on their website Monday afternoon. Read More »

College, High School / Jul 8, 2010 / 10:00 am

What’s going through LeBron’s mind today? These guys know

Josh Selby

Josh Selby (photo. Aurelien Menuier)

“The Decision,” as LeBron James and ESPN are billing it, will be revealed during an hour-long presentation tonight beginning at 9 p.m. EST.

You could compare the LeBron event to a blown-up version of a high school recruit picking his college. Which makes sense: LeBron wasn’t too heavily recruited in high school, because back then every college coach knew he was going straight to the NBA. So for him, this is a fun part of the game he missed out on.

We decided to chat with some Class of 2010 high school stars, all of them now incoming college freshmen who — not too long ago — were in the same position LeBron is in now. Read More »

College, High School / Apr 14, 2010 / 11:30 am

High School Basketball Signing Day: Brandon Knight & Michael Gilchrist Set To Announce

Brandon Knight

In case you didn’t know, today is High School Basketball Signing Day. And ESPNU, the 24-hour college sports network, will televise the “ESPNU Signing Day Special” today from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. live from Charlotte, N.C. This year more than ever, some of the country’s best players haven’t committed yet. So be sure you tune in. The show will feature the announcements of some of high school basketball’s class of 2010 and 2011 superstars including a Top 5 senior in Brandon Knight and a Top 5 junior in Michael Gilchrist. Read More »

High School, Video / Mar 31, 2010 / 3:00 pm

Highlights From The 2010 POWERADE Jam Fest

I called it. Monday night, your favorite player’s favorite player (Josh Selby) put on a show at the POWERADE Jam Fest as part of the McDonald’s All American Game. Thanks to our boys at Hoopmixtape, check it all out below.

High School / Mar 29, 2010 / 12:45 pm

Josh Selby Will Win The POWERADE Jam Fest Tonight

POWERADE Jam Fest

In case you didn’t already know, the McDonald’s All American Game is taking place this week. So that means the POWERADE Jam Fest is going on tonight. We just got the list of participants, and let me say, you couldn’t ask for a better group of dunkers. Josh Selby, C.J. Leslie, Joe Jackson, Ray McCallum, Jereme Richmond, Tristan Thompson, Patric Young and Perry Jones fill out the list of contenders. In case you’re unfamiliar with their body of work, check out some highlights after the jump. Read More »

High School / Feb 22, 2010 / 12:00 pm

The nation’s biggest McDonald’s H.S. All-American snub

Ryan Harrow (photo. Aurelien Meunier)

Ryan Harrow (photo. Aurelien Meunier)

Ryan Harrow is beginning to sense a pattern.

When the selections for the 2010 McDonald’s All-American Game were announced live on ESPNU on Feb. 11, Harrow — a senior point guard at Walton High School in Marietta, Ga. — once again found himself on the outside looking in as he was denied a career-defining opportunity. General consensus among several media and fans was that Harrow was the biggest McD’s snub out of anybody. Read More »

High School / Feb 11, 2010 / 11:00 pm

Jared Sullinger & Harrison Barnes Headline 2010 McDonald’s All American Game

McDonald's All American Game

I told you yesterday that the McDonald’s All American Game Selection Show was happening tonight, as the top 24 high school basketball seniors in the country would be selected to play in the prestigious 2010 Games set to tip off in Columbus, Ohio on March 31. Well the ballots are in, so check out the rosters for both teams. Read More »