Things are progressing with one of Indiana’s top targets in the recruiting class of 2019.
Greenwood, Indiana native Trayce Jackson-Davis announced his top six schools via Twitter on Sunday and to no one’s surprise included Indiana:
— TJD (@TrayceJackson) August 5, 2018
Wake Forest and Iowa are the surprises that continue to be on the list at this point. There had been speculation of interest in Memphis and Ohio State, but clearly those schools were not included.
As reported by multiple outlets, Jackson-Davis also released his visit schedule. College basketball recruits are only allowed five official visits. All visits below are reportedly official except for Purdue:
UCLA: Aug. 31
Iowa: Sept. 7
Wake Forest: Sept. 21
Indiana: Sept. 28 (Hoosier Hysteria)
Michigan State: Oct. 5
Purdue: Nov. 3
The verbiage used in the announcement is key. Jackson-Davis included his “top” rather than “final”, suggesting that he is still open to new suitors. One potential new suitor that has been speculated over the last month is North Carolina.
Jackson-Davis and his family discussed their interest in being recruited by North Carolina and other top programs a few weeks ago. The Tar Heel coaching staff was not seen watching the five-star power forward during the July live period.
Jackson-Davis attends Center Grove High School south of Indianapolis. He averaged 22.3 points, 9.5 rebounds, 3.7 blocked shots and 2.8 assists per game for his junior year of high school. The Trojans lost in the regionals to New Albany and Romeo Langford.
On the Nike EYBL circuit, Jackson-Davis was a force throughout the spring and summer months. According to d1circuit.com, he averaged 17.5 points over 21 games while shooting 53.2% from the field. Jackson-Davis added 8 rebounds and nearly 2 blocks per game. He was named 3rd team All-EYBL.
Jackson-Davis also won a gold medal with Team USA over the summer.
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