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Five Jayhawks, including big men Mitch Lightfoot and David McCormack, to participate in 3-point contest with Boys & Girls Club

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Kansas forward David McCormack (33) pulls up for a shot over West Virginia forward Oscar Tshiebwe (34) during the first half, Saturday, Jan. 4, 2020 at Allen Fieldhouse.

Kansas forward David McCormack (33) pulls up for a shot over West Virginia forward Oscar Tshiebwe (34) during the first half, Saturday, Jan. 4, 2020 at Allen Fieldhouse. by Nick Krug

Kansas basketball guards Christian Braun, Dajuan Harris Jr. and Joe Yesufu have been known to hoist up 3-point shots whenever they’re open.

But that trio will be joined by a couple of KU big men who fancy themselves shooters, as well, at this weekend’s Boys & Girls Club of Lawrence annual basketball tournament.

Along with those three KU guards, David McCormack and Mitch Lightfoot team up with BGCLK members for a 3-point shooting contest at noon on Saturday.

After the shootout, the national champion Jayhawks will sign autographs at 12:30 p.m. and Boys & Girls Club organizers will have mini basketballs for sale at the event, which will take place at Coffin Sports Complex at Haskell Indian Nations University in Lawrence.

Lightfoot has shown off his 3-point shot before. He made 13 3-pointers during his six seasons at Kansas, albeit on 40 attempts.

McCormack, however, attempted just five triples in his four seasons at KU and made one. The make came during his junior season and he spent the rest of that year and the offseason reminding any of his teammates who would listen which Jayhawk led the team in 3-point percentage that season.

To say McCormack is excited about the 3-point contest would be an understatement.

“Finally I get recognized for my 3PT game,” McCormack recently tweeted while announcing his participation in the event.

The shooting contest will be mixed into Friday and Saturday’s bracket play, which will be broken into two different divisions for beginners and advanced players. Pairings for the 3-point teams will be drawn just before the 11 a.m. game on Saturday.

Admission to the tournament is $10 for adults and $7 for students ages 6-17. Children 5 and younger will be admitted free. Tickets can be purchased online.

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