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Trayce Jackson-Davis and Armaan Franklin named 2019 IndyStar Indiana All-Star selections


The pre-college accolades for Trayce Jackson-Davis and Armaan Franklin have been plentiful in the lead up to their IU careers. That list of honors grew Tuesday afternoon.

Both Jackson-Davis and Franklin were named IndyStar Indiana All-Star selections, comprising two of the 15 players given the honor.

Jackson-Davis, a forward, was also named a McDonald’s All-American selection this season. In his final year at Center Grove High School in Greenwood, Indiana, Jackson-Davis had per game averages of 22 points, 9.4 rebounds and 3.1 blocks. He was part of a Trojan team that won a regional title in 2019 for just the second time in the school's history.

Franklin, a guard, averaged 23.8 points, 7.5 rebounds and 2.3 steals per game during his senior season at Cathedral High School in Indianapolis, as Cathedral went 18-6. He scored 1,367 total points during his high school career.

Including Jackson-Davis and Franklin, nine of the 15 Indiana All-Stars are committed to play college basketball at in-state schools.

Franklin, Jackson-Davis and the rest of the Indiana All-Stars will play the Kentucky All-Stars twice this summer. The games will be June 7 at Bellarmine University in Louisville, Kentucky and June 8 at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis.

Only 13 of the 15 players on the Indiana All-Stars team will be able to play in those games. Guard Ali Ali from East Noble High School in Kendallville, Indiana and forward Mason Gillis from New Castle High School in New Castle, Indiana,are both injured and considered honorary members of the team.

The Indiana team will be coached by Criss Beyers, the new high school boys basketball coach at Franklin Central High School in Indianapolis. Beyers was previously the head coach at Warren Central High School, also in Indianapolis.

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