COLUMBUS, Ohio - For the last few months Ray McCallum has had one focus and one focus only. The explosive point guard from Detroit (Mich) Country Day High School has been solely driven to win a state title for his team. That became a reality last week, and soon McCallum is about to shift his thought process back to recruiting.
It was a dream come true for McCallum, he finally got that elusive state title. After spending two years in Bloomington, Indiana, McCallum moved to Country Day in Detroit with the hopes of bringing one home, and as a senior he accomplished that goal.
"It feels great," McCallum said of winning the title. "It is something I wanted my whole high school career, and I finally got it my senior year. I went out the right way."
Overall during the year McCallum was the leader for Country Day, and he was happy with his play throughout the season.
"The season was great," said McCallum. "I had a lot of fun. I really enjoyed my last year of high school basketball. I just tried to play the best I could every time I stepped onto the floor."
Only a day after winning the whole thing, McCallum made the trip down to Columbus, Ohio for the McDonald's All-American Game. Now that he is at the game, McCallum is focused on performing well and having a good time, but he knows a big decision is in the future.
"I just want to be here, enjoy this, and have fun," said McCallum. "After that I will play in the Derby Game, and then I will focus on my college decision, but right now I am just trying to have fun."
Still remaining on McCallum's list of schools is Arizona, Detroit, Florida, and UCLA. Already McCallum has visited the schools, and he says no additional trips have been planned.
Of course the x-factor in McCallum's recruitment involves his dad who is the head man at Detroit. While all along McCallum has remained open, he still gets to see Detroit on a daily basis.
"It was great to see them get 20 wins," said McCallum of the Titans. "It shows how the program is turning around. I am just real happy for my dad."
Even with that improvement, McCallum says that all the schools on his list are even, and he hasn't even thought about things recently. In fact, McCallum says he basically told all the coaches he wasn't even going to look at recruiting during the season.
"I just really concentrate on my season," said McCallum of how things went during the year. "Earlier in the year I was trying to do the college thing, but I told the coaches I was going to wait and I just focused on basketball."
For now McCallum is having fun, but soon he will get down to the business of picking a school.