#2. Trayce Jackson-Davis is ready to prove doubters wrong
Last season, Jackson-Davis averaged 18.3 points, 8.1 rebounds, and 2.3 blocks in his junior campaign, but there was still something missing from his game. A consistent jump shot. I’ve said it time and time again, he does not need to jack up three-pointers. He needs to have the threat of making a 10 to 17-foot jump shot to open up more things for his game individually and the team as a whole.
Coach Woodson is on the same page:
"“You know, everybody looks at this thing where he’s got to be a three-point shooter. I think if he makes a 15 to 17-foot shot, it’s just as effective. That’s kind of how I look at it.”"
“It’s all about repetitions. I’m getting a lot of shots up in scrimmages and practice, so those are going to translate to game shots.”
Jackson-Davis has a realistic chance to compete for the Wooden Award this upcoming season if he can take and make those jump shots on a consistent basis. If Indiana basketball wants a chance to compete for a Big Ten and national championship, Jackson-Davis will need to be a threat from at least two levels on the floor.