Trayce Jackson-Davis reveals words of discouragement from fan during "mixed" season
Trayce Jackson-Davis seems to be letting his guard down off the court by relaying a message to the Indiana faithful.
Jackson-Daivs recently shared via his Twitter page a note from a fan calling out the Hoosiers for “mixed” play in the 2022-23 season. The note, written by Tim Weaver, stated that Jackson-Davis was a “horrible leader” and hoped he took pride in “finishing 8th in the B1G” despite being a favorite to win the conference during the preseason.
Jackson-Davis mentioned how comments such as these might come from blank faces, but still leave a lasting mark on the mental health of those who play the game.
You wonder why players experience mental health issues and problems. We are going to continue to get better as a team as we continue this journey. Thank you @TimWeaver20 for your words of encouragement! Go Hoosiers! #iubb pic.twitter.com/ubnVlluMpw
— TJD (@TrayceJackson) January 4, 2023
The topics of mental health and anxiety among athletes were thrust into the forefront around the B1G recently. Iowa’s Patrick McCaffery recently announced he is taking a leave of absence from the program as he deals with anxiety.
The Hoosiers remain 1 of the top programs in the B1G entering full-fledged conference play. Currently ranked 15th nationally, Indiana’s 3 losses have come at the hands of Rutgers, No. 3 Kansas, and No. 5 Arizona. Rutgers recently took down No. 1 Purdue earlier this week for its 2nd top-25 win of the year.
Jackson-Davis tried to put a positive spin on the message by “thanking” Weaver for his support of the program. In reality, TDJ and the Hoosiers will likely use this as motivation for the remainder of the season.
Jackson-Davis and Indiana will face Iowa at 7 p.m. E.T. on Thursday at Carver-Hawkeye Arena. The game will be nationally televised on FS1.