DETROIT, MI – OCTOBER 25: (L-R) Head coach for men’s basketball Ray McCallum at University of Detroit Mercy, former U-D and Detroit Piston player Earl Cureton, head coach for women’s basketball Autumn Rademacher at U-D, Terry Tyler and John Long, former U-D and Piston players, participate on a panel for 1,000 Detroit public school students to begin the character education program as part of the Leadership Detroit initiative at Calihan Hall on the University of Detroit campus on October 25, 2010 in Detroit, Michigan. The event was hosted by the Detroit Pistons, NBA, NBA Players Association and the City of Detroit. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2010 NBAE (Photo by Allen Einstein/NBAE via Getty Images)
Detroit Ray McCallum Jr. leaned against the scorer’s table at Calihan Hall, his cheeks a rosy red from the chill of a misty afternoon walk from class.
The young, fresh face is the face of the Detroit Mercy basketball program.
He’s quarterback of a team capable of unseating Butler as king of the Horizon League.
But every time he steps on the court, all eyes are on McCallum, and all defenses are geared to stop him. He will face defenders there to make a mark — if they can stop McCallum.
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