|No. 24 – Albany Alphas|
|Species||Wallaby ( Macropodidae )|
|Callie, Calzone, Callaby|
May 18, 1998|
|Listed height||5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)|
|Listed weight||190 lb (86 kg)|
|FBA draft||2020 / Round: 1 / Pick: 5th overall|
|Selected by the Albany Alphas|
|Pro playing career||2020–present|
|2020 - present||Albany Alphas|
|Career highlights and awards|
|2021 Salary||$4 million|
|2022 Salary||$4 million|
|(OOC) Usage||Ask me before any use|
Callum (James) Williamson is a wallaby from Sydney Australia. Born in Sydney Australia to an Australian Diplomat (father) and a socialite (mother), Callum was sent to the finest boarding schools the world had to offer, only coming home during holidays and mandatory breaks.
Deemed a troublemaker early on, Callum was sent from school to school in an effort to tame a wild streak, as the wallaby was always getting into fights with other students (""they started it""), arguing with the teachers about whether the answers on tests were correct or not (""they were, just found out in a quicker way"") and often at odds with school administration. France, Italy, Spain, New Zealand, Japan, Callum traveled halfway around the globe but still ran into trouble.
By the time the wallaby’s high-school years had rolled around, in an effort to help Callum ""work out some energy,"" one of the physical education teachers suggested basketball. The wallaby took to it begrudgingly, but soon started to look forward to the quiet time shooting baskets in the gymnasium alone.
Soon enough, others joined the wallaby, and while they didn't have an official team, Callum finally had a way to direct some energy. They would play other teams in the area as exhibition games. By the end of the year, the wallaby had asked to transfer to a school with a prestigious basketball team, with the promise to actually behave. Callum’s parents agreed, reluctantly, but with the warning that the wallaby could not pursue sports upon returning to Australia to attend University.
Cue Oscar Pendleton Academy in upstate New York. As a technical sophomore, Callum joined the debate team, was doing well in studies, and was soon well-liked all over the school, being recognized for being both bright and charming. When basketball tryouts came along, Callum originally did not make the cut for the team; in fact, the wallaby didn't even make it to the shooting portion of the extensive tryouts, having been disqualified in the endurance portion of the tryouts, as the team claimed they wanted the best of the best. Still, being stubborn, and suddenly having no access to the basketball court, which was reserved for players only, Callum started to sneak in at night to shoot baskets. It wasn’t long before the wallaby was caught by the team’s coach coming in to prepare for the upcoming season.
She suggested that the wallaby practice with the team to help better hone Callum’s shooting skills better and to increase endurance. If the wallaby worked hard, the coach would be willing to considered the wallaby for a spot on the school’s summer basketball team, which was generally a little more relaxed given the lower attendance rate for the summer session.
By the time Callum was set to graduate, the wallaby had completely changed. Confident, doing well in school, leading the mock trial team to victory for the following two years, and having become captain for in the last year of high school basketball, Callum was scouted by several colleges.
While Callum was expected to go back to Australia after graduation, where the wallaby’s mother had “pulled some strings” for enrollment into a business program, Callum had other plans. Claiborne University, a Division I school which had offered a full scholarship to help strengthen their growing basketball program. Callum happily accepted and did not return to Australia, which helped to extend the Wallaby’s education visa, avoiding Australia, and furious parents, for four more years.
Freshman Year of College, Callum Williamson made a huge splash on the scene - quite literally. Weeks before his first semester began, the city of New Orleans found itself amidst a flood. Callum convinced the rest of the basketball team (which consisted of 3 freshmen specifically recruited that year, and otherwise barely enough people to qualify as a team in Division I play) to help with the relief efforts, and established himself as a leader. Sporting Claiborne-Red hair, the wallaby’s enthusiasm and energy helped to bring new life to the fledgling basketball program, and by the time he was a senior, his squad had made it to the FCAA tournament.
Now, as the FBA draft is coming up, and the 2020 Olympics, Callum is anxious but excited to represent Australia before the draft begins.
Callum was drafted 5th in 2020 by the Albany Alphas where he frequently starts for the New York Club.
|Albany Alphas - Point Guard (W:33 L:31) [S:64 B:0 R:0]|
|Player Impact Estimate (PIE) History|
- All Hearts Come Home for Christmas
- Callum in the Rye (Part 1)
- Callum in the Rye (Part 2)
- Combinatorics (Part 1)
- Combinatorics (Part 2)
- Combinatorics (Part 3)
- Grain Lifts and Train Cars
- The Basics
- The Call(um) of the Wild