Last, but not least, Trayce Jackson-Davis is returning to Bloomington for his senior season to build and cement his legacy at Indiana University with one final season to hopefully bring the Hoosiers banner number six. Jackson-Davis finished the 2021-22 season top five in the Big Ten in the following statistical categories; field goals made (246), field goal percentage (58.9%), free throws made (147), free throws attempted (218), total rebounds (284), blocks (81), and points (639).
Being named a preseason All-American is a pretty big deal and Jackson-Davis is humbled by the honor by Blue Ribbon College Basketball Yearbook:
"“I’m honored to receive this recognition and am excited about the possibilities that are in front of us. My teammates and I are looking forward to building off the momentum of the end of last season”"
Jackson-Davis’ head coach, Mike Woodson, was awarded All-Big Ten honors in 1978-79, averaging 21.0 points and 5.7 rebounds. Coach Woodson is entering his second season after leading the Indiana basketball program to a 21-14 (.600) and spoke very highly of his starting big man when he was named for this award:
"“Trayce has the opportunity to build quite a legacy for himself and our program. He’s worked extremely hard this summer and we are counting on him to be a leader by example who sets the tone for everyone else on our team.”"
Indiana basketball has a huge opportunity to win this season and Trayce Jackson-Davis as their big man is leading the charge. I’ve said it many times, and I’ll say it again. The only way the Hoosiers and Jackson-Davis improve on last season is if he makes 1-2 jump shots per game and becomes a better and more efficient finisher at the rim.