Trayce Jackson-Davis adds another preseason All-American honor

Trayce Jackson-Davis adds another preseason All-American honor


Indiana’s Trayce Jackson Davis earned another national honor today, being named Preseason All-America Second Team by CBS Sports.


He also has been named Preseason All-American by Blue Ribbon College Basketball Yearbook, College Hoops Today and The Almanac. Jackson-Davis also has been named the Big Ten Preseason Player of the Year.


Here are the CBS Sports Preseason All-Americans:


FIRST TEAM

Drew Timme, Gonzaga

Oscar Tshiebwe, Kentucky

Armando Bacot, North Carolina

Marcus SasserHouston

Jaime Jaquez, UCLA


SECOND TEAM

Trayce Jackson-Davis, Indiana

Hunter Dickinson, Mich.

Kendric Davis, Memphis

Caleb Love, North Carolina

Nick Smith, Arkansas


THIRD TEAM

Zach Edey, Purdue

Adam Flagler, Baylor

Keyonte George, Baylor

Mike Miles, TCU

Dereck Lively II, Duke


“He knows expectations are high this year,” Indiana coach Mike Woodson said this fall of Jackson-Davis. “The fact that he made the commitment to come back is huge for our program. I mean, it’s like the piece to the program.

“I think the body of work that Trayce has put in over the three years that he’s played here has been unbelievable. But he’s still got a lot of work on the table. He’s got a lot of things he’s got to finish.

“You talk about legacy, legacy is putting another Big Ten title in here. Legacy is putting another national title. That’s what it’s all about. I think that’s what he’s thinking about more than anything.”



From the UI news release:


Jackson-Davis enters the year ranked 15th all-time at IU in scoring (1,565), 19th in scoring average (16.9), ninth in rebounds (797), seventh in blocked shots (178), and seventh in field goal percentage (55.8 %).


He was named a third-team All-American as a sophomore, has earned all-district honors each of the last two seasons, and has been a third-team, first-team and second-team All-Big Ten choice in his first three campaigns with the Hoosiers.


The 2019 Indiana Mr. Basketball from Center Grove High School ranked among the Big Ten leaders in points per game (18.3; 6th in the Big Ten), rebounds per game (8.1; 6th), field goal percentage (58.9%; 4th), free throws made (147; 5th), free throws attempted (218; 2nd), and total blocked shots (81, t-1st) in 35 starts for the Hoosiers in his third season on campus.


Jackson-Davis anchored a Hoosier defense that was ranked as the most efficient in the league by KenPom (24th in the nation) and held opponents to a league-low 39.6% shooting from the floor. Jackson-Davis has recorded 32 double-doubles and two 30-point/10-rebound performances in his career.


During the 2022 Big Ten Men’s Basketball Tournament, he averaged 25.3 points and 8.3 rebounds per contest on 34-of-51 shooting (66.7%) from the floor. Jackson-Davis broke five program records during the tournament run, including single-game points (31), single-game made field goals (15), total points (76), total made shots (34), and total rebounds (25) . He was named all-tournament for his efforts.


Indiana opens the season with an exhibition matchup against Marian at 3 pm ET on Saturday, Oct. 29, at Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall.


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