Indiana's Trayce Jackson-Davis named finalist for national award
Trayce Jackson-Davis’s incredible talent isn’t going unrecognized this season. The Indiana sophomore has been named a finalist for a prestigious national award.
On Thursday, Jackson-Davis was one of five players named a finalist for the Karl Malone Award, presented to the top power forward in college basketball. He was the only player from the B1G to be included in the Top 5.
Four other finalists for the honor were named, including:
- Drew Timme, Gonzaga
- Justin Champagnie, Pitt
- Sandro Mamukelashvili, Seton Hall
- Jeremiah Robinson-Earl, Villanova
In his second year with the Hoosiers, Jackson-Davis leads the team in multiple statistical categories, including scoring, rebounds, blocks and shooting percentage (among starters). This season, the forward is averaging 20.3 points, 9.5 rebounds and 1.5 blocks per game. He’s also averaging 1.4 assists per contest and is shooting 53.2% from the floor.
Jackson-Davis has recorded 10 double-doubles this year and has scored in double digits in all of IU’s 23 games. The Hoosiers are 12-11 on the season.