Summer vacation overseas for two Jayhawks
LAWRENCE, Kan. – Kansas men’s basketball players Charlie Moore and David McCormack will spend part of their summer vacations on select basketball teams traveling abroad in August. Moore will travel to Italy for the second-straight summer, while McCormack will head to Belgium.
Moore, a 5-foot-11 redshirt sophomore guard, will play for former KU head coach and Naismith Hall of Famer Larry Brown on one of four USA teams that will tour Venice, Aug. 2-9, in Italy. Moore’s squad consists of 11 college players from schools such as Abilene Christian, Colorado, Purdue, SMU, South Carolina and UNC Greensboro.
After transferring from California following the 2016-17 season, Moore sat out last year at KU due to NCAA rules but did participate in KU’s 4-0 tour of Italy in summer 2017. The Chicago native averaged 7.8 points in the four wins and was second on the team with 3.8 assists per contest. At Cal, Moore started all 34 games played and averaged 12.2 and 3.5 assists per game his freshman season. Prior to KU’s Italy trip, Moore was one of 28 players to try out for the USA Basketball U19 team in summer 2017.
McCormack, a 6-foot-10 freshman forward, will compete for Global Sports Academy (GSA) on a European Select Team Tour, Aug. 12-16. The squad is coached by former Santa Clara head coach Kerry Keating and will compete in five games over six days in Brussels, Belgium. McCormack is one of 11 players on the GSA squad with his teammates playing collegiately at UAB, Belmont, Villanova, Rider, SMU and West Chester University.
One of five McDonald’s All-Americans on the 2018-19 Kansas roster, McCormack (6-foot-10, 265 pounds) comes to KU from Oak Hill Academy Virginia where he averaged 13.4 points and 9.6 rebounds in his senior year in 2017-18. The Norfolk, Virginia native set the Oak Hill single-season rebound record pulling down 308 boards last year. Following his senior season, McCormack competed on many all-star teams, including as a member of the USA Basketball Junior National Select squad that competed at the Nike Hoop Summit in April 2018.
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