Trayce Jackson-Davis named preseason Associated Press first team All-American
Indiana senior forward Trayce Jackson-Davis was named to the five-player preseason Associated Press All-American team on Monday.
Here’s the full release issued by IU Athletics:
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Indiana senior forward Trayce Jackson-Davis was named a 2022-23 Associated Press Preseason All-American, the publication announced on Monday afternoon.
He was previously honored as a Preseason All-American by the Blue Ribbon College Basketball Yearbook, College Hoops Today, The Almanac and CBS Sports. Jackson-Davis was also named Preseason Big Ten Player of the Year.
Jackson-Davis enters the year ranked 15th all-time at IU in scoring (1,565), 19th in scoring average (16.9), ninth in rebounds (797), seventh in blocked shots (178), and seventh in field goal percentage (55.8%).
He was named a third-team All-American as a sophomore, has earned all-district honors each of the last two seasons, and has been a third-team, first-team and second-team All-Big Ten choice in his first three campaigns with the Hoosiers.
The former Mr. Basketball winner ranked among the Big Ten leaders in points per game (18.3; 6th in the Big Ten), rebounds per game (8.1; 6th), field goal percentage (58.9%; 4th), free throws made (147; 5th), free throws attempted (218; 2nd), and total blocked shots (81, t-1st) in 35 starts for the Hoosiers in his third season on campus.
Jackson-Davis anchored a Hoosier defense that was ranked as the most efficient in the league by KenPom (24th in the nation) and held opponents to a league-low 39.6% shooting from the floor. Jackson-Davis has recorded 32 double-doubles and two 30-point/10-rebound performances in his career.
During the 2022 Big Ten Men’s Basketball Tournament, he averaged 25.3 points and 8.3 rebounds per contest on 34-of-51 shooting (66.7%) from the floor. Jackson-Davis broke five program records during the tournament run, including single-game points (31), single-game made field goals (15), total points (76), total made shots (34), and total rebounds (25). He was named all-tournament for his efforts.
Indiana opens the season with an exhibition matchup against Marian at 3 p.m. ET on Saturday, Oct. 29, at Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall.
Drew Timme, Gonzaga
Oscar Tshiebwe, Kentucky
Armando Bacot, North Carolina
Marcus Sasser, Houston
Trayce Jackson-Davis, Indiana
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