Trayce Jackson-Davis selected to Naismith Trophy Midseason Team

Trayce Jackson-Davis #23 of the Indiana Hoosiers. (Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images)
Trayce Jackson-Davis #23 of the Indiana Hoosiers. (Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images) /

Trayce Jackson-Davis is one of 25 college basketball players selected to the Naismith Men’s Midseason Team while playing some of the best basketball of his career.

Among the players on the list selected, I’m not sure if there’s another player that is leading their teams to wins and dominating the floor on both ends like Trayce Jackson-Davis.

The Midseason team included names like Zach Edey (Purdue), Azuolas Tubelis (Arizona), Jalen Wilson (Kansas), Brandon Miller (Alabama), Drew Timme (Gonzaga), Kris Murray (Iowa), and Jalen Pickett (Penn State), among others.

Over some of these players’ last ten games, Jackson-Davis seems to be almost outperforming every single one of them:

  • Jackson-Davis: 22.2 PPG, 14.7 RPG, 4.2 APG, 3.4 BPG
  • Edey: 23.9 PPG, 12.9 RPG, 1.8 APG, 2.2 BPG
  • Tubelis: 21.7 PPG, 10.6 RPG, 2.3 APG
  • Wilson: 20.8 PPG, 8.5 RPG, 2.0 APG
  • Miller: 18.3 PPG, 7.4 RPG, 1.8 APG
  • Timme: 20.4 PPG, 6.6 RPG, 3.5 APG

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The Indiana basketball star is doing it all for the Hoosiers and has led them to win six of their last seven games, including a home win over No. 1 Purdue and Zach Edey.

Of course, the nod on the Naismith Midseason Team is special, but Trayce Jackson-Davis also adds a selection to the top 10 finalists for the Karl Malone Award to his potential accolades for his performance this season.

Joined by similar names like Timme, Tubelis, and Murray, Jackson-Davis could become the first Indiana basketball player to land a Basketball Hall of Fame award and the second straight Big Ten player to be awarded the Karl Malone Award (Keegan Murray at Iowa last season).

While all of these accolades are incredible and add to Jackson-Davis’ individual college hoops legacy, winning is what matters at Indiana University and that’s hopefully what he’s focused on as the Hoosiers head into a very tough stretch in the Big Ten before postseason play starts in March.

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