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College, NBA Draft / Jun 11, 2013 / 4:30 pm

What Makes Ray McCallum Jr. Unique As A NBA Draft Prospect Starts With His Dad

Ray McCallum Jr.

If you look at the Rivals.com or ESPN Top 100 prospects each year, there is a list of schools next to each one that they are considering. Most are considering high-major schools in power conferences like the Pac-12 and SEC. Ray McCallum Jr. was no different. Three of his final four schools coming out of high school were Arizona, UCLA and Florida. Read More »

Video / Apr 5, 2013 / 10:46 am

Doug Anderson Destroyed the College Dunk Contest Last Night

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While Brooklyn was getting owned by Nazr Mohammed on TNT last night, the University of Detroit’s Doug Anderson was blowing things up on ESPN in the college dunk contest. Read More »

College / Oct 12, 2012 / 3:00 pm

Ray McCallum Jr. Is 1 Of College Basketball’s Best-Kept Secrets

Ray McCallum Jr.

This piece was originally published in Dime #71. To see the feature in its entirety, check out the issue, on newsstands nationwide.

Until this past March, the last time the University of Detroit went dancing, Tim Duncan was ringless and Kwame Brown had a promising career ahead of him. But in 2012, Ray McCallum Jr., a vocal and passionate point guard, led the Titans back to the NCAA Tournament. And now he’s screaming for more. Read More »

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

Why 6 High-Level Basketball Recruits Chose Small Colleges

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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 »