Indiana senior forwards Trayce Jackson-Davis and Mackenzie Holmes were among a group of 25 student-athletes selected to their respective John R. Wooden Award Midseason Top 25 Watch Lists today.
Chosen by a poll of national college basketball experts based on their performances during the 2022-23 season thus far, the list comprises of 25 student-athletes who are front-runners for the sport’s most prestigious honor.
Jackson-Davis paces the Hoosiers with 16.4 points, 8.2 rebounds, and 2.7 blocks per game this season. He is shooting 63.4% (64-of-101) from the floor. He is one of two players nationally to average at least 16.0 points, 8.0 rebounds, and 2.0 blocks per game on at least 60.0% shooting from the floor.
The Greenwood, Ind. product ranks eighth all-time at IU in scoring (1,752), sixth in rebounds (879), and third in blocked shots (205). Jackson-Davis is the only active player in the country to tally at least 1,700 career points, 800 career rebounds, and 200 career blocks. In the last 25 seasons, only five players have achieved those numbers on a higher career scoring average.
He was named a third-team All-American as a sophomore, has earned all-district honors each of the last two seasons, and has been a third-team, first-team and second-team All-Big Ten choice in his first three campaigns with the Hoosiers.
Jackson-Davis is tied for 10th in the NCAA with 36 career double-doubles. He posted Indiana’s third ever triple-double with 12 points, 11 rebounds, and 10 assists in an 81-65 victory over Nebraska on Dec. 7, 2022. He has blocked at least two shots in 28 of his last 45 games played.
Holmes currently leads the Indiana women with 20.9 points, 7.6 rebounds, shooting 68.2 percent from the floor and 1.8 blocks per game this season. She is second in the nation in field goal percentage this season and is second in the Big Ten and 15th in the country in points per game.
The Gorham, Maine native has recorded a team-high five double-doubles in her senior campaign, while scoring in double figures in all 14. She set a new career-high with 32 points at Michigan State and has scored 20-points or more eight times and has led the team in scoring in 11 of 14 contests. Holmes also ranked 12th in the nation in total points (293) and 25th in total blocks (25).
Her performances have garnered her two Big Ten Player of the Week honors this season along with a slew of preseason accolades including preseason All-Big Ten, Wooden Award preseason top 50, Jersey Mike’s Naismith Trophy women’s watch list and Lisa Leslie Award preseason watch list for nation’s top center.
Men’s midseason top-25
|Armando Bacot||North Carolina||ACC||6-11||Sr.||F/C|
|Marcus Carr||Texas||Big 12||6-2||Sr.||G|
|Antoine Davis||Detroit Mercy||Horizon||6-1||Sr.||G|
|Gradey Dick||Kansas||Big 12||6-8||Fr.||G|
|Hunter Dickinson#||Michigan||Big Ten||7-1||Jr.||C|
|Zach Edey||Purdue||Big Ten||7-4||Jr.||C|
|Adam Flagler||Baylor||Big 12||6-3||Sr.||G|
|Keyonte George||Baylor||Big 12||6-4||Fr.||G|
|Trayce Jackson-Davis||Indiana||Big Ten||6-9||Sr.||F|
|Jaime Jaquez Jr.||UCLA||Pac-12||6-7||Sr.||G/F|
|Caleb Love||North Carolina||ACC||6-4||Jr.||G|
|Mike Miles Jr.||TCU||Big 12||6-2||Jr.||G|
|Kris Murray||Iowa||Big Ten||6-8||Jr.||F|
|Adama Sanogo||Connecticut||Big East||6-9||Jr.||F|
|Terquavion Smith||N.C. State||ACC||6-4||Soph||G|
|Jordan Walker||UAB||Conference USA||5-11||Sr.||G|
|Jalen Wilson||Kansas||Big 12||6-8||Jr.||F|
|Isaiah Wong||Miami (FL)||ACC||6-4||Jr.||G|
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2022-23 Midseason Top 25
|Aliyah Boston**||South Carolina||SEC||6-5||Sr.||F|
|Caitlin Clark*||Iowa||Big Ten||6-0||Jr.||G|
|Zia Cooke||South Carolina||SEC||5-9||Sr.||G|
|Monika Czinano||Iowa||Big Ten||6-3||Sr.||F/C|
|Aaliyah Edwards||Connecticut||Big East||6-3||Jr.||F|
|Azzi Fudd||Connecticut||Big East||5-11||Soph||G|
|Mackenzie Holmes||Indiana||Big Ten||6-3||Sr.||F|
|Ashley Joens||Iowa State||Big 12||6-1||Sr.||G/F|
|Deja Kelly||North Carolina||ACC||5-8||Jr.||G|
|Emily Kiser||Michigan||Big Ten||6-3||Sr.||F|
|Elizabeth Kitley||Virginia Tech||ACC||6-6||Sr.||C|
|Ta’Niya Latson||Florida State||ACC||5-8||Fr.||G|
|Taylor Mikesell||Ohio State||Big Ten||5-11||Sr.||G|
|Olivia Miles||Notre Dame||ACC||5-10||Soph||G|
|Diamond Miller||Maryland||Big Ten||6-3||Sr.||G|
|Aneesah Morrow||DePaul||Big East||6-1||Soph||F|
|Maddy Siegrist||Villanova||Big East||6-1||Sr.||F|
|Hailey Van Lith||Louisville||ACC||5-7||Jr.||G|
|Madi Williams||Oklahoma||Big 12||6-0||Sr.||F|