18 Billy McCormack

Height
198cm
Weight
99kg
Current Team
Eastern Ranges
Birthday
January 15, 2001

A 198cm ruck/forward who has also spent some time in defence, McCormack describes himself as a “fourth midfielder” given his work at ground level and ability to not be out of the contest after winning a hitout. He has a neat 3.02-second 20m sprint and 8.36-second agility test to accompany his 87cm running vertical leap. He has to provide a greater presence in contests, but has plenty to work with given his rare athletic base for someone of his size. McCormack’s competitiveness put him in great stead for earning a state combine invite, going with his impressive 11-game run of not falling below 10 disposals in the NAB League. His ruck craft was somewhat compromised as he filled roles up either end of the ground in the back-end of the season, but it looks like being his preferred position at this stage. Showcasing the athleticism he proved in testing will be another step to take, with high marking and coverage of the ground very appealing in tall prospects and something McCormack is capable of growing into. Often under pressure – with 55.8 per cent of his possessions won in a contest, the Eastern big man averaged less than a clanger per game to finish the season with an okay disposal efficiency of 56.8 per cent.

STRENGTHS: Versatility, athleticism, endurance, clean hands
IMPROVEMENTS: Marking, scoreboard impact

DRAFT CENTRAL’S INTERVIEW WIH BILLY MCCORMACK AT THE STATE DRAFT COMBINE:

NAB League Boys

SeasonTeamKHBDMCPUPTHOCLRI50R50GLGMKHDMHOTGDC
2018Eastern Ranges7089159239173251331818263174.15.29.41.47.81.50.243
2019Eastern Ranges1117718839106844224435352210176.54.511.12.314.42.50.665
Total-181166347621971576737753534813345.34.910.21.811.12.00.4108

Results

(Grand Final)
Ikon Park

(Preliminary Finals)
Ikon Park

(Qualifying Final)
MARS Stadium

(Round 17)
Avalon Airport Oval

(Round 16)
Shepley Oval

(Round 14)
Box Hill City Oval

(Round 12)
UTAS Stadium (Launceston)

(Round 13)
Norm Minns Oval

(Round 11)
Box Hill City Oval

(Round 10)
MARS Stadium

(Round 9)
Box Hill City Oval

(Round 7)
RSEA Park

(Round 6)
Morwell Recreational Reserve

(Round 5)
Trevor Barker Oval

(Round 3)
Preston City Oval

(Round 2)
Trevor Barker Oval

(Round 1)
RSEA Park

(WC Round)
Ikon Park

(Round 16)
Morwell Recreational Reserve

(Round 15)
Avalon Airport Oval

(Round 14)
Box Hill City Oval

(Round 13)
Box Hill City Oval

(Round 12)
Deakin Reserve

(Round 11)
Warrawee Park

(Round 9)
Trevor Barker Oval

(Round 15)
Box Hill City Oval

(Round 8)
Preston City Oval

(Round 7)
Box Hill City Oval

(Round 6)
Shepley Oval

(Round 5)
Healesville Sporting Complex

(Round 4)
Avalon Airport Oval

(Round 3)
Burbank Oval

(Round 2)
Rams Arena

(Round 1)
Frankston Oval