Two future Hoosiers were named Indiana Mr. and Miss Basketball last night at the Indianapolis Star Sports Awards — Center Grove High School's Trayce Jackson-Davis and Bedford North Lawrence High School's Jorie Allen.
According to the Star, Jackson-Davis was voted the winner from 179 of the 311 ballots. In his senior season, Jackson-Davis averaged 22 points, 9.4 rebounds and 3.1 blocks per game, while shooting 62% from the field.
He helped Center Grove reach semi-state in the postseason this year and is also a McDonald's All-American.
The 6-foot-9-inch center is the 27th Hoosier to be named Indiana Mr. Basketball, and is the second consecutive player to reap the reward on IU’s roster after Romeo Langford won it last year.
IU signee Armaan Franklin from Cathedral High School finished third in the voting.
As for Allen, she is the third player in IU women’s basketball history to be named Indiana Miss Basketball.
Allen is a five-star recruit and averaged 18.1 points and eight rebounds per game in her senior season, where she helped her team win the sectional championship.
“I am thrilled for Jorie on being named the 2019 Indiana Miss Basketball,” IU Coach Teri Moren said in a press release. “She has put together a fantastic senior season that was worthy of this prestigious award. We are very happy for her and can’t wait to have her oncampus soon.”
Allen won’t be the only Indiana Miss Basketball on the IU roster this upcoming season. Ali Patberg won the award in 2015 and Patberg tweeted her congrats to Allen after she won the award.
This is the first time since 1987 that both Indiana Mr. and Miss Basketball were awarded to two recruits committed to IU.