IU’s Jackson-Davis gains All-American nod


Indiana University sophomore Trayce Jackson-Davis earned his third All-American mention Wednesday for the 2020-21 season when the U.S. Basketball Writers Association announced his selection for its third team.

Jackson-Davis, a former high school Indiana Mr. Basketball from Greenwood who played for Center Grove High School, was given third-team honors by The Sporting News and was an honorable mention All-American for The Associated Press squad.

The 6-foot-9 forward averaged 19.1 points and 9 rebounds a game and shot 51.7%  from the floor during the Hoosiers’ 12-15 season. He also averaged 1.4 blocked shots per game.

Jackson-Davis’ 229 free throws attempted were the most in the country, and his 150 made ranked third. He is a finalist for the still-to-be-announced Karl Malone Award as college basketball’s top forward and the Wooden Award as the sport’s top player for the season.

Earlier this week, IU fired coach Archie Miller, and when asked if he planned to return and play for the Hoosiers, Jackson-Davis said, "I want to see who they are going to bring in" as the next coach before making a decision.

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