Trayce Jackson-Davis' NBA Combine participation limited due to COVID-19, per report
Trayce Jackson-Davis was supposed to take part in the NBA Draft Combine this week. Unfortunately, he was not able to take part in a number of in-person activities, including the 5-on-5 drills.
According to a report from Jeff Rabjohns with Peegs.com, Jackson-Davis tested positive for COVID-19 last week. As a result, he did not participate in the 5-on-5 drills or go through the physical tests and measurements on Wednesday. Jackson-Davis was also scheduled to meet for in-person interviews with several NBA teams on Thursday but Rabjohns reported those interviews were not expected to take place as of late Wednesday night.
Jackson-Davis declared for the 2022 NBA Draft after leading Indiana to the NCAA Tournament while averaging 18.3 points, 8.1 rebounds, 1.9 assists and 2.3 blocks. He has 94 career starts over 3 seasons with the Hoosiers and is still eligible to return for his senior season if he withdraws his name from the NBA Draft.
Despite his strong numbers, Jackson-Davis was one player who would have benefitted greatly from a strong showing at the combine. It will be interesting to see if his inability to participate in the workouts impacts Jackson-Davis’ decision on whether or not to return to Indiana.