Indiana men’s basketball junior forward Trayce Jackson-Davis was named National Player of the Week by ESPN’s Dick Vitale in his weekly men’s college basketball awards released Monday.
Jackson-Davis set both a new career-high and Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall scoring record with a 43-point performance in Indiana’s 90-79 win against Marshall University on Saturday. Jackson-Davis also became the first Indiana player to score 40 or more points in a game since 1994.
The preseason first-team All-American and first-team All-Big Ten honoree has led the Hoosiers to a 6-0 start in Mike Woodson’s first season as head coach in Bloomington. Jackson-Davis is averaging career-highs with 20.5 points per game and 3.8 blocks per game to go along with 7.7 rebounds per game. He was also named Big Ten Player of the Week for the week of Nov. 8 for averaging 20.5 points, 10 rebounds and five blocks in Indiana’s first two games.
Jackson-Davis will look to follow up on his record-setting performance when Indiana puts its unbeaten record on the line in its first road game of the season against Syracuse University at 7 p.m. Tuesday in Syracuse, New York.