“Indiana basketball is the *bleep*”: 3 takeaways from Hoosier Hysteria

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Indiana’s Trayce Jackson-Davis shares a laugh with Derek Elston during Hoosier Hysteria for the basketball programs at Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall on Friday, Oct. 7, 2022. /

#2. Trayce Jackson-Davis is becoming a star

The entrance and energy from Trayce Jackson-Davis gave me vibes of the stardom and hype surrounding Cody Zeller in 2012-23, where Zeller was the favorite to win Big Ten Player of the Year, just like Jackson-Davis. Jackson-Davis has a little more social media presence and more of an outgoing personality on the outside looking in that Zeller did back in those days.

Must Read. TJD named B1G Preseason Player of the Year. light

With many analysts choosing Jackson-Davis as Big Ten Player of the Year, along with earning many All-American honors in the preseason, TJD is becoming a star in front of our very own eyes. To say I’m surprised is an understatement. Mostly because I didn’t expect him to be here for four seasons, let alone turn into someone that could be a National Player of the Year candidate.

I will continue to say it until the season begins and we see some evidence. If Trayce does not take and make 12 to 18-foot jump shots in games this season, he will not prosper at the NBA level and the Hoosiers will not do much of anything impressive this season.