As the reigning Most Improved Player in the Big 12, everything pointed to a strong season for David McCormack of No. 8 Kansas.
Named to the All-Big 12 preseason team, the forward figured to be the cog in the middle for the Jayhawks. Instead, his contributions have dipped and his minutes have declined for Kansas (5-1) heading into Friday night's Big 12-Big East Battle against St. John's (5-1) in Elmont, N.Y.
McCormack may be on an uptick, if a 14-minute outing from a starter could ever be called such. He had 13 points on 4-of-6 shooting and five rebounds as Kansas claimed third place in the ESPN Events Invitational by downing Iona on Sunday.