The biggest question on Indiana’s list of postseason roster unknowns has been answered.
On the final day that college players could declare for the NBA Draft, forward Trayce Jackson-Davis confirmed on Sunday that he was planning to return for his sophomore season at Indiana.
Indicating “Unfinished Business” — Jackson-Davis broke the news on his Twitter page.
— TJD (@TrayceJackson) April 26, 2020
Arriving at IU as the top rated incoming freshman in the Big Ten, Trayce Jackson-Davis lived up to the hype in year one. Many would say that he vastly exceeded what was expected.
The third team All-Big Ten performer played in all 32 games and averaged 29.4 minutes per contest. Jackson-Davis contributed 13.5 points while shooting 56.6 percent from the field and added 8.4 rebounds and 1.8 blocks. He led the team in all four of those categories. Jackson-Davis shot 68.5 percent from the foul line with a team leading 168 attempts from the charity stripe.
On a per possession basis Jackson-Davis was equally dominant, leading the Hoosiers in offensive rebounding percentage and block rate. He had the second best defensive rebounding rate and second lowest turnover rate on the team. Jackson-Davis was No. 57 nationally in free throw rate (FTA/FGA), No. 66 in block percentage, and No. 89 in overall offensive efficiency.
Jackson-Davis has NBA ready athleticism but will likely work on his off hand and perimeter shot to boost his draft stock.
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