Detroit Titans’ Ray McCallum Declares For 2013 NBA Draft

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Ray McCallum will be skipping his senior year for the Detroit Titans and will be entering the 2013 NBA Draft, according to ESPN.

McCallum had a great junior year for Detroit, averaging 18.7 points per game, 5.1 rebounds per game and 4.5 assists per game. He also shot 49.1 percent from the field and 32.3 percent from behind the arc.

Although the 18.7 points per game was pretty beastly, 5.1 rebounds per game is not too shabby for someone who stands at 6’3”.

He was a great college basketball player and it will be interesting to see how he fairs in the NBA. We can break down his abilities and what kind of player he is all we want, but no one really knows how good or how bad any college player will be at the next level. Hopefully for McCallum, he is able to transition to the pros very nicely.

His three-point shooting percentage could be higher, but that is something that he will likely be working on in the NBA.

McCallum scored some pretty high numbers against some very good competition this season. Against Pittsburgh he scored 24 points and against Wichita State he dropped 29 points. This is the same Wichita State team that made the Final Four and had one of the best defenses in the tourney.

If he would have returned for his senior year, he would have dominated once again, but apparently playing at the next level and earning a paycheck for playing basketball was more appealing. Whether the case, there was no wrong or right decision in this case, just McCallum’s decision.

 

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