Trayce Jackson-Davis is college basketball’s best player, according to Maryland coach Kevin Willard.

Willard shared that opinion on Tuesday night after the Terps beat No. 21 Indiana in College Park. Jackson-Davis, despite the loss, put up 18 points and 20 rebounds.

He also specifically mentioned Purdue center Zach Edey, who is currently the front-runner to win National Player of the Year.

“I think he’s more dominant than Zach Edey, and that’s saying something,” Willard said. “He gets everyone else shots. He’s a willing passer. He’s an unbelievable rebounder. He pushes the ball up in transition. He’s really, really tough in the mid-post area.

“He’s an unbelievable shot blocker. He’s a very good defender … He is the best college basketball player right now.”

Jackson-Davis is averaging a career-high 19.5 points per game. He’s also recording 11.2 rebounds, 3.5 assists and 3.1 blocks per contest.

He’s been Indiana’s leader this season as the Hoosiers look to make the NCAA Tournament for the 2nd consecutive season. Indiana hasn’t accomplished that feat since 2015-16.

Indiana hosts Purdue on Saturday.