Indiana University basketball class of 2019 five-star recruiting target Trayce Jackson-Davis announced his final three schools via Twitter on Friday evening:
— TJD (@TrayceJackson) October 12, 2018
The announcement may come as somewhat of a surprise to Hoosier fans. Perhaps the better way to look at it is that Jackson-Davis is cleansing his list of schools (Iowa, Wake Forest, Purdue) that were never serious possibilities to begin with. Beyond that, it is likely that nothing significant has changed here.
The Greenwood, Indiana based power forward wrapped-up his official visits last weekend with a trip to Michigan State. Some viewed an Indiana commitment as imminent following the completion of official visits. Jackson-Davis took his official visit to Indiana during Hoosier Hysteria at the end of September.
It should be noted that Jackson-Davis’ good friend and AAU teammate Keion Brooks, Jr. is considering the same three schools. Many believe that the pair is likely to end up playing together in college. Brooks, Jr. is also considering Kentucky, North Carolina and Purdue.
While this announcement seems to extend Jackson-Davis’ timeline, we still expect a commitment prior to his high school season. The Indy Star did have quotes from Jackson-Davis today, however, that would seem to suggest that he may let the process ride into the college basketball season, indicating that he wanted to observe how Archie Miller and Tom Izzo manage roster turnover.
The initial signing date for letters of intent for the early period begins on November 14.
Jackson-Davis plays high school basketball at Center Grove, and their season begins in mid-November as well.
For his junior season at Center Grove the 6-foot-9 big man averaged 25 points, 9 rebounds and 4 blocks per game.
You can see his complete profile page here.
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