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Trayce Jackson-Davis earns weekly honors from NCAA, ESPN, Naismith Trophy, Big Ten

<p>Senior forward Trayce Jackson-Davis plays defense Jan. 22, 2023, at Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall in Bloomington. Jackson-Davis won three national weekly awards for two strong performances.</p>

Senior forward Trayce Jackson-Davis plays defense Jan. 22, 2023, at Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall in Bloomington. Jackson-Davis won three national weekly awards for two strong performances.

Indiana men’s basketball senior forward Trayce Jackson-Davis was awarded player of the week honors from NCAA March Madness, ESPN.com, the Naismith Trophy and the Big Ten conference, the publications announced Monday morning.

Jackson-Davis led the Hoosiers to double-digit wins over Illinois on Thursday and Michigan State on Sunday. The Preseason All-American averaged 33 points, 12 rebounds, 4.5 assists and four blocks, establishing himself as the first Division-I player in 25 years to record those statistics during a two-game stretch.

Jackson-Davis has earned a handful of accolades throughout the season, most recently including recognition on the Oscar Robertson Trophy Midseason Watch List and the John R. Wooden Award Midseason Top 25 Watch List.

[Related: Indiana men’s basketball’s Jackson-Davis added to Robertson Trophy Midseason Watch List]

Amidst multiple highlight reel plays, Jackson-Davis' poster dunk against Michigan State was named Play of the Week by the Big Ten Conference.

The Hoosier forward is averaging career highs in many different categories this season: 19.4 points on nearly 60% shooting from the field, 10.1 rebounds, 3.5 assists and 3.1 blocks.

Follow reporters Evan Gerike (@EvanGerike) and Emma Pawlitz (@emmapawlitz) and columnist Bradley Hohulin (@BradleyHohulin) for updates throughout the Indiana men’s basketball season.

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