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Trayce Jackson-Davis named a candidate for Naismith Trophy, Power Forward of the Year

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Indiana men’s basketball senior forward Trayce Jackson-Davis was named to the Naismith Trophy Midseason Team and Karl Malone Power Forward of the Year Top-10 list, the publications announced Thursday. 

[Related: Trayce Jackson-Davis scores 2,000th career point, moves into sixth place all-time

Among the Naismith candidates, Jackson-Davis is one of four Big Ten players to crack the top-30. Michigan junior center Hunter Dickinson, Purdue junior center Zach Edey and Iowa junior forward Kris Murray are also included on the list. 

Of the ten remaining contenders for the Power Forward of the Year award, Jackson-Davis and Murray were the Big Ten’s only honorees. 

[Related: Trayce Jackson-Davis moves into third place in Indiana men’s basketball history in rebounds

The preseason All-American is averaging 19.3 points, 11.3 rebounds, 3.5 assists and 3 blocks this season. Jackson-Davis was selected to both watch lists at this time last year but was not named a finalist for either award. 

The winners of both awards will be announced during the weekend of the Final Four. 

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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