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David McCormack

Position Forward
Height 6'10''
Weight 250 lbs.
Class Senior
Hometown Norfolk, Va.
High School Oak Hill Academy
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OVERVIEW
A two-time All-Big 12 selection who excelled in KU’s 2022 NCAA National Championship title run earning all-tournament honors at the Final Four and the NCAA Midwest Region … Played in 132 games while at KU with 96 starts … Became the 64th player in KU history to reach 1,000 career points, ending 46th with 1,145 … Finished 19th on the KU career rebound list with 681 boards … The 2022 Big 12 Men’s Basketball Scholar-Athlete of the Year who was the first recipient of the Big 12 Most Improved Player award in 2021 … Led the Big 12 in field goal percentage in 2020-21 at 51.5% … Three-time Academic All-Big 12 First Team honoree who was nominated for Academic All-America his final three seasons at Kansas … Graduated from Kansas in three years earning a communications studies degree in May 2021.

CAREER HONORS
Big 12 Men’s Basketball Scholar-Athlete of the Year [2022]

NCAA Tournament Final Four All-Tournament Team [2022]

NCAA Tournament All-Midwest Region Team [2022]

All-Big 12 Third Team [2022]

Academic All-Big 12 First Team [2022]

Academic All-District 7 First Team [2022]

Academic All-Big 12 First Team [2021]
USBWA All-District VI [2021]
2021 Big 12 Most Improved Player
All-Big 12 Second Team [2021]
Academic All-Big 12 First Team [2020]

2021-22 (SENIOR)

NCAA Final Four All-Tournament Team … NCAA Tournament All-Midwest Region Team … All-Big 12 Third Team … Led the Big 12 with 11 double-doubles, eight in Big 12 play … Finished third in the Big 12 in rebounds (7.0) and ninth in blocks (0.8) … Recorded 23 games with 10+ points and 26 games with 5+ rebounds … Posted 15 points and 10 rebounds in the national championship against North Carolina (4/4) as well as making a pair of clutch shots down the line in earning Final Four All-Tournament honors … Had 25 points and nine rebounds in the Final Four game against Villanova (4/2) … Recorded his 10th double-double in the Big 12 Tournament title game with 18 points and 11 rebounds vs. Texas Tech (3/12) … Scored his 1,000th career point at TCU (3/1) … Had a season-high 22 points and 10 rebounds on Senior Night vs. Texas (3/5) … Tied his career high with 15 rebounds in the win at Kansas State (1/22) … Had 19 points and 15 rebounds vs. West Virginia (1/15) … Recorded 17 points and 15 rebounds at Oklahoma State (1/4).

2020-21 (JUNIOR)
Big 12 Most Improved Player Award, All-Big 12 Second Team and Academic All-Big 12 First Team … Led the Big 12 in field goal percentage (51.5) and ranked 15th in scoring (13.4), 10th in rebounding (6.1), eighth in FT% (79.6), sixth in blocked shots (1.0) and third in double-doubles (6) … Recorded five 20-point games, had 19 games with 10 or more points and six contests with 10 or more rebounds … Shot 70 percent or better in four games … Led KU in points 10 times, rebounds nine times, and blocked shots 13 times … Scored 20 of his 22 points in the second half against Eastern Washington (3/20) … Put up 20 points on 8-of-10 shooting vs. No. 2 Baylor (2/27) … Had 23 points and 10 rebounds vs. Oklahoma State (2/8) … Posted season highs in points (24) and rebounds (12) at Oklahoma State (1/12) … Selected by Kansas Chancellor Douglas Girod to participate on the 2020 University’s Campus Task Force on Community-Responsive Public Safety (1 of 25).

2019-20 (SOPHOMORE)
Academic All-Big 12 First Team honoree who was nominated for Academic All-America … Started 18 games … Finished second on the team with a 52.9 FG% … Had seven games with 10-plus points … Posted six games with seven-plus rebounds … Had 16 points and seven rebounds in 18 minutes at Iowa State (1/8) … Had a career-high 28 points, on 11-of-14 FGs, with seven rebounds in 16 minutes vs. Kansas City (12/14) … Had 16 points, on 7-of-9 FGs, vs. BYU (11/16) … Posted first career double-double with 17 points and 11 rebounds vs. Monmouth (11/15).

2018-19 (FRESHMAN)
Played in 34 games and averaged 3.9 points and 3.1 rebounds per contest … Started the last 13 games of the season … Had 10 games of five-plus rebounds, including five of his last six contests … Had six games of 10-plus points, including four of his last seven contests … Averaged 8.0 ppg, 6.3 rpg, 2.3 assists, 2.0 steals and shot 83.3 percent (10-for-12) from the field in the Big 12 Championship … Was 37-for-48 (77.1 percent) from the field in his last 11 games … Posted 18 points with five rebounds at Oklahoma (3/5).

SUMMER 2018
Competed for a college all-star team for Global Sports Academy that went 6-0 while touring Belgium … Averaged 10.5 points and 8.8 rebounds in the six victories … Kerry Keating was the coach for the team.

HIGH SCHOOL
Led Oak Hill to the 9A state title his senior season … Oak Hill posted a 30-4 record in 2017-18 under head coach Steve Smith … Averaged 13.4 points and led the team with 9.6 rebounds per contest his senior season … Shot 62 percent from the field and had 14 double-doubles his senior year …  Set the Oak Hill single-season rebound record with 308 boards in 2017-18 … Ranked No. 25 by ESPN100, No. 33 by Rivals.com and No. 34 by 247Sports.com … Recorded one of two double-doubles at the McDonald’s All-American game with 14 points and 10 rebounds … Averaged 10.6 points and 8.6 rebounds a game at Oak Hill his junior season … Averaged 14.8 points (on 60 percent shooting) and 9.8 rebounds for Team Loaded AAU in the 2017 spring and summer … Played for Norfolk (Va.) Academy his sophomore year of high school … A big body who showed a lot of discipline in losing more than 50 pounds during high school.

PERSONAL
Full name is David Joseph McCormack … Born in the Bronx, N.Y. … Mother is Janine McCormack … Has one older brother, Daniel … During COVID, was selected by Kansas Chancellor Douglas Girod to participate on the 2020 University’s Campus Task Force on Community-Responsive Public Safety (1 of 25) … Played the drums at Late Night in the Phog his freshman year in 2018 … Was a member of the National Honor Society in high school … Also played football (defensive tackle and offensive guard) and track in high school … Loves movies and outdoor excursions … Earned his undergraduate degree in communications studies from KU in May 2021 and is studying digital content strategy in graduate school at KU.

Men's Basketball 🎙 The Jayhawker Podcast | David McCormack: Whatever It Takes

College is where most go to find out about themselves. Their major. Their career. What path they want to go down in life. KU’s senior big man David McCormack found the road he wanted to travel early and has never taken a detour. Even if that meant taking an unfamiliar route.

Men's Basketball 🏀 Kansas Duo Named CoSIDA Academic All-District 7

Kansas starters David McCormack and Christian Braun have been named Academic All-District 7 First Team by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). Earning the accolade now makes McCormack and Braun eligible for CoSIDA Academic All-American.

Men's Basketball 🏀 Jayhawks Defeat OSU, 76-62, on Big Monday

Ochai Agbaji scored 20 points and David McCormack posted a double-double to lift the Kansas Jayhawks past the Oklahoma State Cowboys, 76-62, on Monday night at Allen Fieldhouse.