McCormack has made enough strides this offseason to challenge Silvio De Sousa for the starting power forward spot, CJ Moore of The Athletic
It was long assumed that De Sousa would immediately slot in as the power forward after winning his eligibility appeal, but head coach Bill Self believes McCormack will give him a run for his money. McCormack stepped in on multiple occasions after Udoka Azubuike's season-ending hand injury, and finished the year with averages of 3.9 points and 3.1 rebounds across 34 appearances (13 starts). That doesn't appear to warrant much beyond a depth role on the surface, but Self commended McCormack's strides in his offensive game, even suggesting that he could play alongside Azubuike in the same lineup. This may not translate into fantasy relevance outside of Big 12-only formats, but it at least gives the 6-10 forward some upside heading into his sophomore year.