#2. Trayce Jackson-Davis was quiet in his 21-point performance
It might sound like I’m being stubborn, but Trayce Jackson-Davis posted 21 points, six rebounds, and two assists in 21 minutes. He was 9-for-10 from the field and 3-for-3 from the charity stripe, but it didn’t really feel like he made a huge impact on the game.
Jackson-Davis had a big dunk, a couple of decent plays in the post, but besides that, he was just existing out there. That’s not a Wooden Award player. Yes, he’s not 100 percent healthy at the moment, but when facing off against lesser opponents in a very hyped-up season, I expect a lot more from our senior leader and captain.
The Preseason B1G Player of the Year is averaging 18.0 points, 6.5 rebounds, and 0.5 blocks. Jackson-Davis, in my opinion, is being outplayed by his freshman backup, Malik Reneau.
Look for Jackson-Davis to pick things up in the Gavitt Tipoff against Xavier on November 18, especially facing off against a tough frontcourt of Jack Nunge and Zach Freemantle.