#1. Trayce Jackson-Davis had a nearly perfect game and it was probably his best in an Indiana uniform
Utterly amazed by how Trayce Jackson-Davis was in complete control of yesterday’s game against Illinois. From a lack of double-teaming and no adjustments from the Illinois coaching staff, Jackson-Davis was hardly in any rush when he got the ball in the post all game long and went to work against Dain Dainja and Coleman Hawkins.
According to the Big Ten Conference, Trayce Jackson-Davis is the only major conference player in the last 20 seasons to post at least 35 points, nine rebounds, five assists, and three blocks in a road game. Think about that for a second. Wow.
Of course, his stat line is incredible, but the efficiency of shooting 15-for-19 from the field and 5-for-6 from the free throw line is crazy impressive. The biggest standout for me was his passing out of the post in a game where he knew he could probably score 40 if he wanted, but he chose what was the best play on every possession for the team.
If Jackson-Davis keeps up the play and leadership we’ve seen in the past two games, I don’t see why he shouldn’t be a frontrunner alongside Zach Edey for Big Ten Player of the Year.