As you have surely heard by now, five star class of 2019 forward Trayce Jackson-Davis announced his commitment to Indiana yesterday. The Greenwood, Indiana native had previously signed his national letter of intent during the November early signing period, and then announced the commitment on Friday.
IU head basketball coach Archie Miller released a statement today on the signing of Jackson-Davis:
Trayce was one of the very first couple young kids in the state that we targeted just in terms of saying that we want to have a good chance of building a rapport and relationship, because it wasn’t going to be a real chance to recruit him and a real chance to spend some time with him early and his family.
We worked tirelessly, my staff did, with them. I have a great relationship with the family and Trayce. And to be able to get that caliber of player, obviously, from the state is huge.
Keeping guys here, playing here, is something that hopefully makes our job easy one day where you don’t have to work very hard — I don’t want to say work very hard — but you don’t have to really stretch yourself when there’s a great player.
He’s got a lot of upside coming to him. Size. Athleticism. Length. Has got great hands. But more so than anything, I think it continues to hopefully build confidence that the best want to come here. And that’s what we strived to do from day one. And we’re going to continue to strive for that as we continue to move forward because that’s what makes the most sense.
He has been a winner in high school and has benefited from outstanding coaching from Zach Hahn at Center Grove. He displays all of the characteristics you look for in a young man in regards to leadership, coachability and playing to win. He is constantly improving as a player and his experiences with both Team USA and Spiece Indy Heat have helped his growth a great deal.
Our entire program is excited and looking forward to the opportunity to coach and develop Trayce on and off the court. He is a tremendous addition to our program and we are extremely grateful that he is joining our Indiana basketball family.
Here’s the rest of the release from Indiana University Athletics:
Trayce Jackson-Davis Signs National Letter Of Intent With Indiana Basketball
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