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Former Prep Star Returns to the state of Michigan

Basketball   | Jeff Dullack

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On Monday, news came out that former Detroit Country Day basketball star Ray McCallum would be returning to the area where he played in high school and college as he signed a one year deal with the Detroit Pistons.

In his senior year at Country Day in 2010, McCallum scored 32 points (25 points in the first half), grabbed eight rebounds and tallied seven steals in the Class B state championship game as the Yellowjackets beat Lansing Sexton 71-47.

McCallum would finish his senior season averaging 22.5 points, 7.5 rebounds and 5.5 assists per game on his way to finishing third in the Mr. Basketball Award voting, behind Detroit Pershing’s Keith Appling, who won the award.

After his high school career, McCallum went on to play for his dad, Ray McCallum Sr., at the University of Detroit Mercy, where he would go on to be named the Horizon League “Newcomer of The Year” as a freshman in the 2010-2011 season and was named the Horizon League Player of the Year as a junior in the 2012-2013 year.

McCallum went on to be drafted by the Sacramento Kings in the second round of the 2013 NBA draft. He would spend his first two years in the NBA with the Kings, McCallum spent last season with the Spurs and Grizzlies, before signing with the Pistons this offseason.