Indiana’s Trayce Jackson-Davis earns Wooden All-America honors

  • 03/30/2023 7:40 pm in

Indiana’s Trayce Jackson-Davis was named to the 2023 Wooden All-America team and also named a finalist for the 2023 John R. Wooden Award on Thursday.

Here’s the full release from IU media relations:

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Senior forward Trayce Jackson-Davis was on of 10 players named to the John R. Wooden Award All-America Team, presented annually by the Los Angeles Athletic Club, on Thursday. He also is one of five finalists for its Men’s Player of the Year Award which will be presented April 7 in Los Angeles, the organization announced.

Jackson-Davis, already a consensus All-America First Team selection, started 32 games this season and averaged 20.9 points, 10.8 rebounds, 4.0 assists, and 2.9 blocks per game. He is the first Division I men’s basketball player to average at least 20.0 points, 10.0 rebounds, 4.0 assists, and 2.0 blocks in a season in over 25 years. He led the Hoosiers in all four categories while also shooting 58.2% (262-of-450) from the floor and 69.5% (146-of-210) from the free throw line.

TJD has previously been honored as an All-America First Team player by the Associated Press, NABC, Sporting News, and USBWA. He was honored as a unanimous All-Big Ten First Team selection by both the coaches and the media and was tabbed to the All-Big Ten Defensive Team. Jackson-Davis was named Big Ten Player of the Week on five occasions during his senior campaign.

Jackson-Davis finished his Hoosier career third on the all-time program list for career points (2,258) and double-doubles (50). He holds the school record in both career rebounds (1,143) and blocked shots (270). TJD became the fifth player in Big Ten men’s basketball history to amass 2,000 career points and 1,000 career rebounds.

He compiled 11 career 30-point games, 24 games with at least 20 points and 10 rebounds, and 112 games with at least 10 points scored. He blocked at least one shot in 105 games and owns 78 multi-block games to his credit. He averaged 17.9 points, 9.1 rebounds, and 2.1 blocks per game over his four seasons with the Cream and Crimson.

Jackson-Davis is the 12th Hoosier to be named a Wooden Award All-American. He joins Steve Alford (1986, 87), Damon Bailey (1994), Kent Benson (1977), Calbert Cheaney (1992, 93), Jay Edwards (1989), Kevin “Yogi” Ferrell (2016), A.J. Guyton (2000), Jared Jeffries (2002), Victor Oladipo (2013), Isiah Thomas (1981), and Cody Zeller (2013).

Cheaney (1993) is the only Hoosier to earn its Men’s Player of the Year accolade since the inception of the award in 1977.

Wooden Award All-America Team

Zach Edey*, Purdue
Trayce Jackson-Davis*, Indiana
Jaime Jaquez Jr, UCLA
Tyler Kolek, Marquette
Brandon Miller, Alabama
Jalen Pickett, Penn State
Marcus Sasser*, Houston
Drew Timme*, Gonzaga
Oscar Tshiebwe, Kentucky
Azuolas Tubelis, Arizona
Jalen Wilson*, Kansas

*Wooden Award Presented by Wendy’s Men’s Player of the Year Finalist

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