The Ray McCallum Jr story is a unique one, no doubt. One that you’ve surely heard before, even if it wasn’t in great detail, but just a thumbnail version: McCallum, a 2010 McDonald’s All-American, chose to attendDetroit Mercy, opting to play for his father, Ray McCallum Sr, neglecting offers from Arizona, Florida, UCLA and others in the process.

How he and his team are faring in his first season is what may now be more obscure.

It’s not that sons don’t opt to play for their fathers all of the time — because they do (Pat Knight, Bryce Drew, Steven Pearl, etc.) – but the rarely, if ever, is the progeny a consensus top-50 player in the nation.

Considered one of the top point guards in his class, McCallum’s name was mentioned in the same breath as Kyrie Irving, Brandon Knight, Josh Selby and Corey Joseph. A list of guys who have certainly all had their moments this year. Obviously, however, their bigger stages have provided more exposure.

McCallum, at UDM, a Horizon League school who’s last Tournament appearance came in 1999, has not had access to that same spotlight; that doesn’t mean he’s not doing his thing nonetheless, though.

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