Kansas has landed its second frontcourt player from Virginia prep school powerhouse Oak Hill Academy in the last two recruiting seasons.
David McCormack, a 6-foot-10, 260-pound senior center and former teammate of 6-10, 240-pound KU freshman Billy Preston, on Sunday orally committed to Bill Self’s Jayhawk program over Oklahoma State, Duke, UCLA, Xavier and North Carolina State.
McCormack, the No. 33-rated player in the recruiting class of 2018 according to Rivals.com, announced for KU on Virginia’s WAVY-TV Channel 10 news.
With hats of Duke, N.C. State and UCLA placed in front of him, McCormack unbuttoned his button-down shirt to reveal a Kansas T-shirt.
“Next year I have decided that I will attend Kansas University,” McCormack said on the TV show after thanking “God for putting me in this position, family, friends, coaches who supported me all through the way and putting their faith in me. I’m showing my gratitude.”
Of KU, McCormack said: “Coach Self is an amazing coach, great as far as player development, relationships. He’s a winning coach. There’s a lot of history behind Kansas. The assistant coach I talked to, Jerrance Howard, is a great guy. He made it an easy decision. He’s very trustworthy. I”m looking forward to making more championships and more memories at Kansas.”
Actually the word leaked out on Twitter a few minutes before he appeared on the broadcast, with ESPN’s Paul Biancardi…