In 2021-22, the Indiana men’s basketball team often only went as far as Trayce Jackson-Davis went. When he was great (which was most games), the team competed. Jackson-Davis was recently named a preseason AP All-American, so the expectations are high going into his fourth year.
Jackson-Davis averaged 18.3 points per game on 61.3% true shooting last year. Let’s break down what makes Jackson-Davis so effective.
WHAT JACKSON-DAVIS DOES WELL
Rim running and finishing
Finishing at the hoop has been Jackson-Davis’ most valuable skill from the moment he stepped on campus. He’s shown that he can do this in multiple ways as well.
The easiest buckets for Jackson-Davis always come in transition. He’s one of the top fastbreak big men in the nation. He gets up the court well and is difficult to contain with a full head of steam.