McCrory collected a score of 525.75 points in the final, missing the podium by just 6.05 points. The fourth-place performance represented a one-spot improvement from McCrory's fifth-place showing on the platform last week in Dubai.
Qiu Bo of China took the gold in the 10-meter competition with a score of 566.50 points, while Great Britain's Tom Daley claimed the silver (541.15) and fellow countryman Peter Waterfield the bronze (531.80).
After two legs of the FINA Diving World Series, the United States has earned three medals - including Abby Johnston and Kelci Bryant's silver in the women's 3-meter synchronized diving event on Friday in Beijing. The World Series continues April 13-14 in Moscow, Russia.