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David McCormack Talks Kansas Visit; Plans to Cut List Soon
By JACOB POLACHECK
After taking an unofficial visit to Kansas on Tuesday, 2018 Oak Hill (VA) Academy big man David McCormack spoke with D1Vision on Wednesday about how it went.
“It’s a great environment. I really enjoyed myself there,” said McCormack. “They told me how they’re likely losing their top six guys. Billy [Preston] will be gone, Devonte [Graham] will be gone, so I’ll be able to play inside and out. They’ll be able to take advantage of what I can do.”
McCormack told D1Vision that he has not set up any official visits yet but he plans to take at least some of them, as he said, “I’m definitely going to be taking officials but I haven’t set any and I don’t know how many I’m going to take.”
Although he hasn’t set any officials yet, there is a lot about Kansas that appeals to McCormack. “Their history. It’s literally the history of basketball,” said McCormack. “With James Naismith, the creator of basketball, they had the first great basketball coach at Kansas. It’s just a legendary program that’s done well at developing players at my position. It’s a winning program, playing at Allen Fieldhouse and winning 13 straight Big-12 titles that produces pros.”
This was McCormack’s second unofficial visit this month. He unofficially visited Georgetown on August 12. While McCormack has no timetable yet for his commitment, expect him to cut his list soon as he said, “Hopefully, I will cut it soon. That’s the plan but I’m not sure on a specific date yet. I’m not sure about a number either.”
McCormack included Kansas, Duke, Xavier, Georgetown, UCLA, NC State, Georgia Tech, and Texas among the schools recruiting him the hardest on Wednesday and spoke about what he’s looking for in a school.
“Definitely the relationship with coaches, being able to play through mistakes, and develop my game,” said McCormack. “Conditioning and development is important, as well as my major. I want to major in communications or journalism because I want to go into sports broadcasting. History also plays into it, as far as being a good coach and how they develop their players.”
McCormack, who will be returning to Oak Hill for his senior year, is already focused on the upcoming season. “I want to work on everything,” McCormack stated. “My method is once you attack your body, everything gets better, so if you attack your body and get better, you will have better moves and improve your game overall, defensively and offensively.”
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Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle.
A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013.
He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.