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David McCormack - Men's Basketball - Kansas Jayhawks
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David McCormack

Position Forward
Height 6'10''
Weight 250 lbs.
Class Senior
Hometown Norfolk, Va.
High School Oak Hill Academy

OVERVIEW
Two-time Academic All-Big 12 First Team honoree who has twice been nominated for Academic All-America in 2020 and 2021 … Earned his undergraduate degree in communications studies from KU in May 2021 … Selected by Kansas Chancellor Douglas Girod to participate on the 2020 University’s Campus Task Force on Community-Responsive Public Safety (1 of 25) … Has played in 92 games while at KU with 59 starts … Enters senior season with 721 career points and 402 career rebounds … A big body who showed a lot of discipline in losing more than 50 pounds during high school … A McDonald’s All-America his senior year in high school.

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

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.

PERSONAL
Full name is David Joseph McCormack … Born in the Bronx, N.Y. … Mother is Janine McCormack … Has one older brother, Daniel … 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 will be in graduate school for 2021-22.