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Re: Everything Ray McCallum Jr

Postby Motor City Sam » Sun Dec 24, 2017 10:20 am

Thanks for the updates on Ray. I wish him nothing but success.
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Re: Everything Ray McCallum Jr

Postby StJoeUofD » Sun Dec 31, 2017 12:57 pm

Ray had an up and down weekend with an excellent performance in the Euro League as Unicaja upset Maccabi Tel Aviv. Slowly, but surely, Unicaja is working themselves into playoff position in the Euro League.

They let the 2nd team handle a game in the Spanish League after the win over Maccabi, but they didn't do very well. When they brought the 1st team in, they didn't gel. Not one of the best guys had a good performance so they ended up losing to a lesser team. I am sure winning in the Spanish league is only prestige.

Ray is playing a steady PG role and he looks like the game is more to his liking when they are playing the better teams from the Euro League.
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Re: Everything Ray McCallum Jr

Postby StJoeUofD » Fri Jan 12, 2018 7:50 pm

Ray pretty much stunk the place up with his shooting today. In 18 minutes he was 0-6 from the field. Unicaja lost by 2. Fortunately, this was a Spanish league game where they are safely in the playoff hunt. He will get a chance to redeem himself on Sunday with they play a Euroleague games against Barcelona. This is one of their Spanish rivals. There will be a lot on the line in this game because Unicaja is just outside the playoff cut off and needs to keep winning in the Euroleague to pass up a couple of teams. Barcelona is below them and if they win this will put Barcelona in a very tough spot to make the Euroleague playoff. Hopefully, Ray absorbed all the bad vibes for the Titans today and only good ones will be left for the Titans.
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Re: Everything Ray McCallum Jr

Postby Motor City Sam » Fri Jan 12, 2018 10:45 pm

Tough shooting day, but I bet he bounces back. Thanks for keeping us informed.
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Re: Everything Ray McCallum Jr

Postby StJoeUofD » Fri Jan 19, 2018 6:41 pm

Well Ray made his comeback today. After losing the starting PG position, he came off the bench and scored a team high 15 points to lead Unicaja to an upset victory over Real Madrid, the top ranked Spanish team. He had 4 rebounds, an assist and a couple of steals. This win puts Unicaja in a prime position to jump into the top 8 teams that will make up the playoffs in the Euroleague. I would guess that since the starting PG didn't score and Ray ended up with over twice as many minutes, he will be back on the floor at tipoff time next game.
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Re: Everything Ray McCallum Jr

Postby StJoeUofD » Sat Feb 03, 2018 7:21 pm

Ray played a nice game yesterday. Hit 5 of 10 and had a couple of excellent steals. Unfortunately, the Unicaja coach only had Ray on the court for 25 minutes. The other PGs were useless. Unicaja ended up losing by 2 (of course Ray missed his only two free throws - he never learned to shoot those FTs like his Dad). Unicaja is looking up when trying to get into the Euroleague playoffs. They need 3 or 4 game win streak. When Ray is on his game, they need to keep him in the game.
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Re: Everything Ray McCallum Jr

Postby StJoeUofD » Fri Feb 23, 2018 8:41 pm

Ray spearheaded his team yesterday coming off the bench. They had him playing a SF (sort of). He was 7-9 from the field and caused havoc at the hoop with an almost baseline drive. Ended up with a full stat sheet that had blocks, assists, points and rebounds. They are still trying to figure out how to use him to full advantage. This was one of the best uses so far. His team is tied for 9th and there is playoff magic at position 8. It will be an intense end of the season for Unicaja. Hopefully, Ray helps them out enough to get an extension on his contract.
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Re: Everything Ray McCallum Jr

Postby titan1998 » Sat Mar 24, 2018 7:49 pm

Ray taking some time to adjust to the international game. Malaga great place to be, I'm sure he enjoying his time in Spain. I doubt his team be in euroleague next year, but ACB league still one of best in Europe. Ray averaging 8.75 and 2.3 rebounds and 2.67 assist in 52 games so far. Averaging 20.7 minutes a game. Ray always one of my favorite players, such a great player representing the school! Always had time to say hello, seemed like he was a great teamate.
I think he wil get better and better in Europe. I miss him and his dad.
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Re: Everything Ray McCallum Jr

Postby StJoeUofD » Fri Mar 30, 2018 9:16 pm

With Unicaja Malaga out of the playoff contention in the Euroleague, the stakes have dropped a bit. Ray, has maintained his intensity with a couple of 13 point games. He was over 50% from the field a getting some rebounds and assists. It will be interesting to see if they bring Ray back. He has had some strong games and some where he just disappeared. They are playing in and out of the starting rotation with some games as PG and as SG. Like always, Ray is steady and doesn't make lots of mistakes. At the same time he is not flashy and if you aren't watching him like I do, you are surprised by his stats at the end of a game.
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Re: Everything Ray McCallum Jr

Postby StJoeUofD » Mon Apr 02, 2018 9:35 am

Ray had arguably his best game as a member of the Unicaja Malaga team yesterday. It was a thriller against top ranked (in the Spanish league) Real Madrid. Ray scored 20 points by making 8-14 shots. He added 4 assists and rebounds. Unicaja fell one point short, 88-89, in their attempt to hand Real Madrid their fourth loss of the season. At the moment, Unicaja is sitting in position #8. In order to make the Spanish league playoffs, they need to maintain that position over the next two months. Unicaja is already eliminated from the Euroleague playoffs.
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Re: Everything Ray McCallum Jr

Postby StJoeUofD » Sun Apr 15, 2018 3:31 pm

Ray has been in a bit of a shooting slump the last couple of games. Although Unicaja Malaga has won both games, Ray's scoring has been on a couple of points a game. His defense looks good and his shot selection is fine. The ball is just not going in. They are playing him as a backup PG, so I am not sure what the future has in store for him with this team next year. There was a nice write up about Ray in one of the European online sites a couple of days ago.

Mccallum is a 26 year old 190cm point guard born in Beverly Hills, Michigan and got his first taste of basketball at Bloomington high school north in Indiana. He then finished at Detroit Country Day School in Beverly Hills, Michigan where he led the team to a state championship where in the final he scored 32 points, 8 rebounds and 7 steals. In his senior year he averaged a stellar 22,5ppg, 7,5rpg and 5,5apg. He was seen as a top 50 high school player in the country and finished third in the Michigan Mr basketball voting. He went into the NCAA as a top 5 point guard in the nation and 17th best. His strong senior season prompted interest from such powerhouse schools like UCLA, Arizona, Florida and Oklahoma, but instead he chose Detriot Mercy. For the novice NCAA follower you might have said 'Detroit Mercy what', but the American had good reason to pick that school. The school hasn't bred the most amazing well known talent as one could say that Ray McCallum is the best known coming out of there and other than that the school brought Desmond Ferguson to the NBA and also had ties to Germany as former players Keith Gray and Rashad Phillips have gained professional experience there as well as lesser known players like Torvoris Baker and Ethan Shaw. The reason he chose Detroit Mercy was so he could play for his dad. One has to wonder how he would have developed further at a more known basketball school, but he did more than just fine, but excelled on the court. He was able to lead his team to a Horizon league title in 2012, and led them to an NCAA tournament appearance in his sophomore season only the 6th in school history losing to Kansas where he chipped in with 8 points. He was able to improve his scoring average each season and as a senior played 33 games averaging 18.7ppg, 5.1rpg, 4.5apg, 1.9spg, FGP: 56.0%, 3PT: 32.3%, FT: 71.7%. He scored in double figures in 28 of 33 games and scored 20 points or more 18 times. He had huge games against Green Bay netting 30 points and 26 points and produced 29 points against Wichita State. He was close to a triple double against Cleveland State with 16 points, 13 boards and 8 assists. He picked up some nice awards being the first player is school history to be named to the all-Horizon league team as a freshman and also was named to the all-Horizon League first team in 2012 and 2013 and was MVP as a senior.

Mccallum decided to skip his senior season and decided to declare for the NBA draft after his strong senior season and was rewarded being picked up in the second round at #36 by the Sacramento Kings. He played his first two professional seasons with the Kings and except for a short stint with Reno in the D-League where he played 7 games averaging 20.0ppg, 3.4rpg, 4.3apg, 2.0spg, FGP: 48.4%, 3PT: 39.3%, FT: 67.9%, he amassed 108 games with the NBA squad. He was a sound role player that averaged 6,4ppg as a rookie and in his sophomore campaign averaged 7,8ppg. He scored in double figures in 37 NBA games and had some memorable games against the Lakers with 27 points, 23 points against Portland, 22 points against New Orleans and 20 points against his future team San Antonio. He had a nice ride with the Kings, but that came to an end after two seasons as the NBA once again proved that it's a business first as players can be exchanged as easily as a Kim Kardashian does her sunglasses. His third professional season was a roller coaster that some may have seen as negative as he bounced around from two NBA teams with the Spurs where he played 30 games averaging 2,3ppg and also played 10 games for the Memphis Grizzlies averaging 6,9ppg. He also had his second stint in the D-League with the Austin Spurs (D-League) playing 9 games averaging 17.3ppg, 3.9rpg, 4.8apg, 1.3spg, In those 40 NBA games combined, he would only score in double figures 5 times, but did see extended minutes with the Grizzlies and scored 14 points in 35 minutes of action in a 113-102 victory against the Los Angeles Clippers. He played his last NBA game against the Denver Nuggets losing 109-105 scoring 1 point in 7 minutes, but at least got to witness a star in the making in Serbian phenom Nikola Jokic. Even if he didn't know it then, his three year NBA career of 140 games was over for the time being, but he wouldn't have given it up for anything. 'All the teams through my NBA experience has helped shape me into the player and person that I am today. Starting off in Sacramento, getting to learn and play behind Isaiah Thomas helped me bring out a fearless mentality and taught me to always play with a lot of confidence. Then going to San Antonio and learning from Tony Parker, a future hall of fame player and Coach Popovich, arguably one of the best coaches in all of sports, they really taught me how to be a winner. I've been fortunate to have some very talented and great leaders as teammates and coaches to look up to early on in my career that's helped put me in the position that I'm in today', warned Ray McCallum. Last season in his fourth professional season he tried for the NBA once more signing with the Detroit Pistons, but being waived on October 24, after 3 preseason games. He finished the season with the Grand Rapids Drive (D-League) playing 42 games averaging 17.7ppg, 5.7rpg, 7.0apg, Steals-2 (2.2spg), FGP: 47.4%, 3PT: 31.3%, FT: 78.1%. He was a monster scoring in double figures in 39 of 42 games and produced two triple doubles against Maine and Grand Rapids. He did garner interest from the Charlotte Hornets and and got two 10 day contracts, but he never played a game. Despite no added NBA game to his resume, he didn't see the season as lost. 'It wasn't a disappointing season. I definitely wanted to be playing in the NBA, but I used my time in the D-League to my advantage. I used it as an opportunity to play major minutes and through mistakes and all those things helped me become a better player last year', stressed Ray McCallum.

After playing in the NBA Summer League in Las Vegas, NV with the Houston Rockets last summer where he played 3 games averaging 6.3ppg, 1.0rpg, FGP: 50.0%, he decided that it was time for a change. He didn't hesitate long after the NBA Summer League and didn't speculate about going to another NBA training camp and signed with Euroleague team Unicaja Malaga on August 1st. 'I needed to play and keep growing as a player and I thought the best decision was to come to Malaga and play on a big stage with the Euroleague and ACB', added Ray McCallum. The American has had the opportunity to compete on two big time stages with the Euroleague and ACB league in Spain and been very solid. At the moment the Spanish side is in seventh place and looking to solidify that playoff spot.' I think we have a good team with a lot of talent. We've lost a lot of close games this season, but it's all starting to come together now. I'm looking forward to us moving in the right direction come playoff time', stated Ray McCallum. For many players coming from the NBA to Europe is a huge culture shock as there are many things different, but one of the biggest changes is that one sees less one on one play, and more team play especially in the Euroleague. Another big change is the less minutes that players get. The American averaged 36 minutes last season in the D-League and this season 18 minutes in the ACB and 21 minutes in the Euroleague. 'When I first got it here it was an adjustment for me, but as the year has gone along I've realized how the European game and NBA are very different. I'm now focused on being a more efficient player with less amount of time on the floor', stressed Ray McCallum. An added bonus on top teams isn't only the vast talent from many different countries that not only helps team basketball, but in Mccallum's case having other ex NBA players like James Augustine on board to make the whole new process easier to digest. 'Having James has been a great help. He's taught me the ropes all year long and showed me what to expect. He's been a true veteran leader for me to follow through my first European experience', said Ray McCallum.

In the ACB, he has put up respectable stats in 18 minutes averaging 8,1ppg, 2,2rpg and 2,6apg. IN the ACB he has scored in double figures in 10 games including a 20 point game against Real Madrid. In the Euroleague he averaged 9,3ppg, 2,3rpg and 2,7apg. He was solid and consistent in 30 games scoring in double figures in 14 games. He played against Real Madrid 4 times and came out only as the winner once. But he had real fond moments of each game against one of the world's most famous sport brand. 'Playing against Madrid was a game I had circled on my calendar. For me, I always want to compete against the best and see where I stack up against some of the best players. Knowing that Madrid is one of the top teams in Europe, I was really looking forward to playing in that atmosphere', warned Ray McCallum. The American also will never forget competing against the world's best 19 year old in Luka Doncic who scored in double figures in each game and gave the name filling up the stat sheet a new meaning for 19 year old Euroleague players. Doncic is a guaranteed 2018 NBA first round pick and should from sheer talent and experience be the #1 pick, but probably won't be because a US kid like Deandre Ayton will most likely get the nod and going with an American college boy has almost always been the trend. 'I think Luka Doncic is a great player, has a lot of talent and his ceiling is very high. I was most impressed by him being so poised at such a young age and knowing his game', added Ray McCallum. Even if his stats aren't mindboggling like in the D-League, he has had to get used to the process just like most other ex NBA players in becoming better as a team player and just being better all around player. If Mccallum had stayed in the states, he might have found the jump back to the NBA or be in the D-League putting up the same sort of stats like last season, but he wouldn't be the player he is right now. 'Playing in Europe this year has helped me a lot. I'm getting better at running the team and becoming more efficient overall. I've become a better defensive player this year than I have in the past', warned Ray McCallum. If Mccallum ever does land with another NBA team and plays another NBA game is unknown at the moment, but one thing is for sure he most likely will play NBA Summer League this summer. He most likely will cross paths again somewhere with ex coach Gregg Popovich in the arena who most likely have a big smile on his face after seeing his game after a season in Europe. With added experience in Europe, Mccallum will most likely have past the test in Europe and having come back home having grown more as a player with that special tag team player on his jersey something that can only add plus points in Popovich's book and many other NBA coaches as Ray McCallum looks for another chance in the NBA.
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Re: Everything Ray McCallum Jr

Postby upbasketballfan » Mon Apr 16, 2018 9:53 am

StJoeUofD wrote:Ray has been in a bit of a shooting slump the last couple of games. Although Unicaja Malaga has won both games, Ray's scoring has been on a couple of points a game. His defense looks good and his shot selection is fine. The ball is just not going in. They are playing him as a backup PG, so I am not sure what the future has in store for him with this team next year. There was a nice write up about Ray in one of the European online sites a couple of days ago.

Mccallum is a 26 year old 190cm point guard born in Beverly Hills, Michigan and got his first taste of basketball at Bloomington high school north in Indiana. He then finished at Detroit Country Day School in Beverly Hills, Michigan where he led the team to a state championship where in the final he scored 32 points, 8 rebounds and 7 steals. In his senior year he averaged a stellar 22,5ppg, 7,5rpg and 5,5apg. He was seen as a top 50 high school player in the country and finished third in the Michigan Mr basketball voting. He went into the NCAA as a top 5 point guard in the nation and 17th best. His strong senior season prompted interest from such powerhouse schools like UCLA, Arizona, Florida and Oklahoma, but instead he chose Detriot Mercy. For the novice NCAA follower you might have said 'Detroit Mercy what', but the American had good reason to pick that school. The school hasn't bred the most amazing well known talent as one could say that Ray McCallum is the best known coming out of there and other than that the school brought Desmond Ferguson to the NBA and also had ties to Germany as former players Keith Gray and Rashad Phillips have gained professional experience there as well as lesser known players like Torvoris Baker and Ethan Shaw. The reason he chose Detroit Mercy was so he could play for his dad. One has to wonder how he would have developed further at a more known basketball school, but he did more than just fine, but excelled on the court. He was able to lead his team to a Horizon league title in 2012, and led them to an NCAA tournament appearance in his sophomore season only the 6th in school history losing to Kansas where he chipped in with 8 points. He was able to improve his scoring average each season and as a senior played 33 games averaging 18.7ppg, 5.1rpg, 4.5apg, 1.9spg, FGP: 56.0%, 3PT: 32.3%, FT: 71.7%. He scored in double figures in 28 of 33 games and scored 20 points or more 18 times. He had huge games against Green Bay netting 30 points and 26 points and produced 29 points against Wichita State. He was close to a triple double against Cleveland State with 16 points, 13 boards and 8 assists. He picked up some nice awards being the first player is school history to be named to the all-Horizon league team as a freshman and also was named to the all-Horizon League first team in 2012 and 2013 and was MVP as a senior.

Mccallum decided to skip his senior season and decided to declare for the NBA draft after his strong senior season and was rewarded being picked up in the second round at #36 by the Sacramento Kings. He played his first two professional seasons with the Kings and except for a short stint with Reno in the D-League where he played 7 games averaging 20.0ppg, 3.4rpg, 4.3apg, 2.0spg, FGP: 48.4%, 3PT: 39.3%, FT: 67.9%, he amassed 108 games with the NBA squad. He was a sound role player that averaged 6,4ppg as a rookie and in his sophomore campaign averaged 7,8ppg. He scored in double figures in 37 NBA games and had some memorable games against the Lakers with 27 points, 23 points against Portland, 22 points against New Orleans and 20 points against his future team San Antonio. He had a nice ride with the Kings, but that came to an end after two seasons as the NBA once again proved that it's a business first as players can be exchanged as easily as a Kim Kardashian does her sunglasses. His third professional season was a roller coaster that some may have seen as negative as he bounced around from two NBA teams with the Spurs where he played 30 games averaging 2,3ppg and also played 10 games for the Memphis Grizzlies averaging 6,9ppg. He also had his second stint in the D-League with the Austin Spurs (D-League) playing 9 games averaging 17.3ppg, 3.9rpg, 4.8apg, 1.3spg, In those 40 NBA games combined, he would only score in double figures 5 times, but did see extended minutes with the Grizzlies and scored 14 points in 35 minutes of action in a 113-102 victory against the Los Angeles Clippers. He played his last NBA game against the Denver Nuggets losing 109-105 scoring 1 point in 7 minutes, but at least got to witness a star in the making in Serbian phenom Nikola Jokic. Even if he didn't know it then, his three year NBA career of 140 games was over for the time being, but he wouldn't have given it up for anything. 'All the teams through my NBA experience has helped shape me into the player and person that I am today. Starting off in Sacramento, getting to learn and play behind Isaiah Thomas helped me bring out a fearless mentality and taught me to always play with a lot of confidence. Then going to San Antonio and learning from Tony Parker, a future hall of fame player and Coach Popovich, arguably one of the best coaches in all of sports, they really taught me how to be a winner. I've been fortunate to have some very talented and great leaders as teammates and coaches to look up to early on in my career that's helped put me in the position that I'm in today', warned Ray McCallum. Last season in his fourth professional season he tried for the NBA once more signing with the Detroit Pistons, but being waived on October 24, after 3 preseason games. He finished the season with the Grand Rapids Drive (D-League) playing 42 games averaging 17.7ppg, 5.7rpg, 7.0apg, Steals-2 (2.2spg), FGP: 47.4%, 3PT: 31.3%, FT: 78.1%. He was a monster scoring in double figures in 39 of 42 games and produced two triple doubles against Maine and Grand Rapids. He did garner interest from the Charlotte Hornets and and got two 10 day contracts, but he never played a game. Despite no added NBA game to his resume, he didn't see the season as lost. 'It wasn't a disappointing season. I definitely wanted to be playing in the NBA, but I used my time in the D-League to my advantage. I used it as an opportunity to play major minutes and through mistakes and all those things helped me become a better player last year', stressed Ray McCallum.

After playing in the NBA Summer League in Las Vegas, NV with the Houston Rockets last summer where he played 3 games averaging 6.3ppg, 1.0rpg, FGP: 50.0%, he decided that it was time for a change. He didn't hesitate long after the NBA Summer League and didn't speculate about going to another NBA training camp and signed with Euroleague team Unicaja Malaga on August 1st. 'I needed to play and keep growing as a player and I thought the best decision was to come to Malaga and play on a big stage with the Euroleague and ACB', added Ray McCallum. The American has had the opportunity to compete on two big time stages with the Euroleague and ACB league in Spain and been very solid. At the moment the Spanish side is in seventh place and looking to solidify that playoff spot.' I think we have a good team with a lot of talent. We've lost a lot of close games this season, but it's all starting to come together now. I'm looking forward to us moving in the right direction come playoff time', stated Ray McCallum. For many players coming from the NBA to Europe is a huge culture shock as there are many things different, but one of the biggest changes is that one sees less one on one play, and more team play especially in the Euroleague. Another big change is the less minutes that players get. The American averaged 36 minutes last season in the D-League and this season 18 minutes in the ACB and 21 minutes in the Euroleague. 'When I first got it here it was an adjustment for me, but as the year has gone along I've realized how the European game and NBA are very different. I'm now focused on being a more efficient player with less amount of time on the floor', stressed Ray McCallum. An added bonus on top teams isn't only the vast talent from many different countries that not only helps team basketball, but in Mccallum's case having other ex NBA players like James Augustine on board to make the whole new process easier to digest. 'Having James has been a great help. He's taught me the ropes all year long and showed me what to expect. He's been a true veteran leader for me to follow through my first European experience', said Ray McCallum.

In the ACB, he has put up respectable stats in 18 minutes averaging 8,1ppg, 2,2rpg and 2,6apg. IN the ACB he has scored in double figures in 10 games including a 20 point game against Real Madrid. In the Euroleague he averaged 9,3ppg, 2,3rpg and 2,7apg. He was solid and consistent in 30 games scoring in double figures in 14 games. He played against Real Madrid 4 times and came out only as the winner once. But he had real fond moments of each game against one of the world's most famous sport brand. 'Playing against Madrid was a game I had circled on my calendar. For me, I always want to compete against the best and see where I stack up against some of the best players. Knowing that Madrid is one of the top teams in Europe, I was really looking forward to playing in that atmosphere', warned Ray McCallum. The American also will never forget competing against the world's best 19 year old in Luka Doncic who scored in double figures in each game and gave the name filling up the stat sheet a new meaning for 19 year old Euroleague players. Doncic is a guaranteed 2018 NBA first round pick and should from sheer talent and experience be the #1 pick, but probably won't be because a US kid like Deandre Ayton will most likely get the nod and going with an American college boy has almost always been the trend. 'I think Luka Doncic is a great player, has a lot of talent and his ceiling is very high. I was most impressed by him being so poised at such a young age and knowing his game', added Ray McCallum. Even if his stats aren't mindboggling like in the D-League, he has had to get used to the process just like most other ex NBA players in becoming better as a team player and just being better all around player. If Mccallum had stayed in the states, he might have found the jump back to the NBA or be in the D-League putting up the same sort of stats like last season, but he wouldn't be the player he is right now. 'Playing in Europe this year has helped me a lot. I'm getting better at running the team and becoming more efficient overall. I've become a better defensive player this year than I have in the past', warned Ray McCallum. If Mccallum ever does land with another NBA team and plays another NBA game is unknown at the moment, but one thing is for sure he most likely will play NBA Summer League this summer. He most likely will cross paths again somewhere with ex coach Gregg Popovich in the arena who most likely have a big smile on his face after seeing his game after a season in Europe. With added experience in Europe, Mccallum will most likely have past the test in Europe and having come back home having grown more as a player with that special tag team player on his jersey something that can only add plus points in Popovich's book and many other NBA coaches as Ray McCallum looks for another chance in the NBA.


Nice post thanks St. Joe.
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Re: Everything Ray McCallum Jr

Postby StJoeUofD » Sun May 06, 2018 5:14 pm

Ray's playing time has been fading since Malaga has been eliminated from Eurocup playoffs. He has been relegated to a backup roll to a young Spanish player that is getting about 2/3 of the minutes. Ray still struggles to consistently hit the 3 and without that they are able to cut off his chances at the rim. I am afraid that if he stays in Europe next year, it will probably be with another team.
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Re: Everything Ray McCallum Jr

Postby The-Dude » Wed May 09, 2018 11:05 pm

StJoeUofD wrote:Ray's playing time has been fading since Malaga has been eliminated from Eurocup playoffs. He has been relegated to a backup roll to a young Spanish player that is getting about 2/3 of the minutes. Ray still struggles to consistently hit the 3 and without that they are able to cut off his chances at the rim. I am afraid that if he stays in Europe next year, it will probably be with another team.


Time for Ray Jr. to get into coaching. I’m sure his dad has some connections and can open some doors for him.
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Re: Everything Ray McCallum Jr

Postby StJoeUofD » Thu May 10, 2018 10:25 pm

So much for any press is good press. "Yesterday he trained with the team, like Ray McCallum, who has spent several days with diarrhea due to a virus." Malaga Hoy May 8, 2018.
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Re: Everything Ray McCallum Jr

Postby StJoeUofD » Sat May 12, 2018 9:54 pm

Ray had a decent game on Saturday with 6 points on 2-5 from the field, but still couldn't make the 3 (0-3 from outside). He was 2-2 from the line and had a 7-2 assist to TO ratio. They only played him 12 minutes in a 1 point loss. It was rather strange because the starting PG played 25+ minutes without a point and only had 4 assists. Ray was 8th on the team in minutes played. Not a good omen for 2019. Only two games of the regular season left. It looks very likely that Uncaja Malaga will make the Spanish playoffs at this point, so they should get a few extra games into June.
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Re: Everything Ray McCallum Jr

Postby StJoeUofD » Fri Jun 01, 2018 5:53 pm

Ray's career with Unicaja Malaga is probably over. He only played about 10 minutes of game in the playoffs where Malaga was easily eliminated. The consolation is that the coach looks like he also getting the axe. Hopefully, Ray finds another team next year that he can fit better with.
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Re: Everything Ray McCallum Jr

Postby StJoeUofD » Mon Jul 09, 2018 2:26 pm

Ray is heading to Turkey ---

Darussafaka Istanbul continued its preparations for its Turkish Airlines EuroLeague return by signing guard Ray McCallum to a one-year deal, the club announced Friday. McCallum (1.90 meters, 27 years old) arrives from Unicaja Malaga, where he made his EuroLeague debut last season with 9.2 points, 2.7 assists and 2.3 rebounds in 30 regular season games. He previously played for Sacramento, San Antonio, Memphis and Detroit in the NBA and for Reno, Austin and Grand Rapids in the D-League, too. McCallum is set to start his second season in the EuroLeague and both of them will have come playing for the reigning 7DAYS EuroCup champion. ​
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