It hasn’t taken freshman forward Trayce Jackson-Davis long to get adjusted to the college game.
He was a consistent wearer of the gold jersey, given to the top player in practice each week, during the fall.
That’s translated to the floor.
Jackson-Davis was named Big Ten Co-Freshman of the Week on Monday. He shared the award with forward Malik Hall of Michigan State.
Over the week, Jackson-Davis averaged a double-double, 18.5 points and 11 rebounds per game. He made 19 of his 24 free throw attempts, including 14 of 15 as part of a 20-point performance against University of North Alabama.
He followed that up with a double-double against Troy University, finishing with 17 points and 14 rebounds.
So far this season Jackson-Davis is averaging 14.5 points, third best on IU, along with 9.5 rebounds and 2.5 blocks per game, both team bests. His 38 total rebounds and 10 total blocks are also a team high. He’s started each of IU’s first four games. He is shooting 75% from the field, the best mark on the team, and 73.3% from the free throw line.
Jackson-Davis is the second straight Indiana Mr. Basketball to be an every-game starter for IU. The one before him, Romeo Langford, was the last IU player to win the award, coming on Jan. 4, 2019.
Jackson-Davis and IU will return to the floor at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Assembly Hall against Princeton University.