IU basketball four-year starter Trayce Jackson-Davis has been quietly moving up multiple all-time statistical lists this season.
And he has a good chance to end up on top of at least one category.
Jackson-Davis is already top-eight all-time in points, rebounds and blocks. That’s an accomplishment only he and Alan Henderson can claim.
Here’s a look at where Jackson-Davis currently stands in several categories — and where he might end up by the end of the season.
CURRENT POINTS – 1,752
Jackson-Davis is presently eighth on the all-time scoring list. So far this season he has passed Damon Bailey, Kent Benson, Christian Watford, Eric Anderson, Brian Evans, Scott May and Greg Graham.
It will be a while before he passes anyone else. Next up are Alan Henderson (1,979) and Yogi Ferrell (1,986). Calbert Cheaney’s IU and Big Ten record of 2,613 points is way out of reach.
Jackson-Davis has a very good chance to become just the sixth player all-time to record 2,000 points at Indiana. If he gets there he’d join his head coach Mike Woodson.
Woodson stands at 2,061, so that could end up being a fun late season story to monitor.
If he stays healthy, Jackson-Davis appears to be destined for anywhere from third to sixth all-time depending on how many games IU plays in the postseason and how productive he is. Assuming Indiana plays four postseason games, and thus 22 more total for the rest of the season, Jackson-Davis would end up with 2,121 points, good for fourth all-time if he scored his career average of 16.8 points per game.
Here are a few more scoring related notes:
- Jackson-Davis’ 652 career field goals are ninth all-time. Cheaney is the all-time leader with 1,018.
- Jackson-Davis is currently fourth all-time with a 56.5 field goal percentage. Thomas Bryant’s 59.2 percent is the all-time best.
- Jackson-Davis’ 448 career free throws made are fifth all-time, but he’ll get nowhere near Don Schlundt’s 826.
- Jackson-Davis’ 668 career free throw attempts are currently third all-time, and he’ll likely end up second to Schlundt’s 1,076.
CURRENT REBOUNDS – 879
The three games Jackson-Davis missed this season might prove to be the difference in preventing him from becoming IU’s all-time rebounding leader.
He has passed Eric Anderson, Don Schlundt and Ray Tolbert this season and currently sits at No. 6 all-time on the rebounding charts.
Again assuming he plays 22 more games and produces his career average of 8.5 rebounds per contest, Jackson-Davis would end up with 1,066 total rebounds for his career. That would be good enough for No. 3 all-time, and he would trail all-time leader Alan Henderson by just 25 — so clearly there is still a path for Jackson-Davis to end up being the program’s all-time rebound leader.
If he tops 1,000 rebounds and 2,000 points, Jackson-Davis will become the first player in program history to achieve both of those milestones.
CURRENT BLOCKS – 205
Jackson-Davis still appears likely to end up as the program’s all-time blocked shots leader. A nine block effort at Kansas, the second most ever in a game by an IU player, helped to make up for the three missed games.
He now needs just 23 more to pass Jeff Newton’s all-time record of 227. He could also join Henderson as the program’s only players with 1,000 rebounds and 200 blocks.
Jackson-Davis has already catapulted to third all-time this season in blocked shots, trailing just Newton and Henderson. He has passed Dean Garrett, George Leach, Uwe Blab and D.J. White this season.
Again based on an assumption of 22 remaining games, Jackson-Davis should end up with around 43 more blocks based on his career average, for an all-time record of around 248. He’d break the record in early February based on that projection.
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