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Indiana basketball’s Trayce Jackson-Davis named Big Ten Preseason Player of the Year

<p>Then-junior forward Trayce Jackson-Davis celebrates after finishing a dunk against Michigan on Jan. 23, 2022, at Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall. Jackson-Davis was selected as the Big Ten Preseason Player of the Year.</p>

Then-junior forward Trayce Jackson-Davis celebrates after finishing a dunk against Michigan on Jan. 23, 2022, at Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall. Jackson-Davis was selected as the Big Ten Preseason Player of the Year.

Indiana basketball senior forward Trayce Jackson-Davis was selected as the Big Ten Preseason Player of the Year.  

Jackson-Davis averaged 18.3 points on nearly 59% shooting and 8.1 rebounds per game in the 2021-22 season. He earned second-team all-conference honors his junior year and third-team honors his sophomore and freshman years.  

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Jackson-Davis joined Purdue’s Zach Edey and Michigan’s Hunter Dickinson as the only unanimous all-conference selections. The senior standout was the only player from Indiana to earn preseason honors. 

On the Indiana basketball all-time leaderboard, Jackson-Davis currently stands fifteenth in total points, ninth in rebounds and seventh in blocks and field goal percentage. If he duplicates or exceeds his point total from last year, Jackson-Davis will finish his career top-three on the program’s all-time scoring list.  

Jackson-Davis' other preseason honors include All-American selections by Blue Ribbon College Basketball Yearbook, College Hoops Today and The Almanac. 

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