Indiana’s Trayce Jackson-Davis picked 57th by the Golden State Warriors during the second round of the 2023 NBA draft

BLOOMINGTON, INDIANA – 2022/10/07: Indiana University basketball player Trayce Jackson-Davis is introduced during Hoosier Hysteria on October 7, 2022 in Bloomington, Indiana. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)

Staff report

Bloomington, Ind. – June 23, 2023

Indiana University Basketball’s Trayce Jackson-Davis was picked 57th by the Golden State Warriors during the second round of the 2023 NBA draft. The Golden State warriors acquired Jackson-Davis in a trade with the Washington Wizards.

Jackson-Davis had something to say to the teams that passed him up: “Y’all will regret it… I promise you.”

Throughout his time at Indiana, Jackson-Davis achieved numerous records and accolades. He ranks third in career points with 2,258 and holds the school record for career rebounds with 1,143. Additionally, he set the school record for career blocks with 270 and ranks third in career double-doubles with 50. He is also one of only five players in Big Ten Basketball history to record 2,000 career points and 1,000 career rebounds.

During his senior/redshirt junior season, Jackson-Davis earned Consensus First-Team All-American honors from Associated Press, NABC, Sporting News, and USBWA. He was a semifinalist for the Naismith Men’s Defensive Player of the Year award and a finalist for the Karl Malone Award and Lute Olson National Player of the Year. He was named to the All-District First Team and All-Big Ten First Team by both coaches and media. He also received recognition for his defensive skills by being named to the All-Big Ten Defensive Team.

In his senior season, Jackson-Davis averaged 20.9 points, 10.8 rebounds, and 2.9 blocks per game. He became the first player in the last 25 seasons to average 20 points, 10 rebounds, 4 assists, and 2 blocks in a season. He led the Hoosiers in scoring, rebounding, assists, and blocked shots. His scoring average was the highest at Indiana since Eric Gordon in 2008, and his rebounding rate was the highest since Steve Downing in 1972.

Throughout the season, Jackson-Davis had several standout performances. He recorded a triple-double, only the third in program history, with 12 points, 11 rebounds, 10 assists, three blocks, and three steals. He also had a 35-point game against No. 18/15 North Carolina, becoming the only Division I player in the last 25 years to achieve 20+ points, 10+ rebounds, 4+ assists, 4+ blocks, and no turnovers against an AP Top 25 team. He posted multiple double-doubles, including a 25-point, 21-rebound performance, which was the first 20-20 game for Indiana since 2008.

In his junior/redshirt sophomore season, Jackson-Davis was named to the Second Team All-Big Ten and the Big Ten All-Defensive Team. He played in all 35 games, leading the team in scoring, rebounding, field goal percentage, free throws made, free throws attempted, and blocked shots. He recorded four double-doubles and had several notable performances, including a career-high 43 points in a game against Marshall.

As a sophomore, Jackson-Davis earned All-American honors, being named to the Third Team by Sporting News, NABC, and USBWA, and receiving honorable mention from the AP. He was also recognized as an All-Big Ten player, receiving First Team honors from the media and AP and Second Team honors from the coaches. He started all 27 games and was one of the top performers in the Big Ten, ranking in the top five in scoring, rebounding, field goal percentage, and blocked shots.

BLOOMINGTON, INDIANA – NOVEMBER 10: Indiana Hoosiers forward Trayce Jackson-Davis (23) dunks against the Bethune-Cookman Wildcats during an NCAA basketball game on, November 8, 2022 in Bloomington, Indiana. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)
BLOOMINGTON, INDIANA – NOVEMBER 7: Indiana Hoosiers forward Trayce Jackson-Davis (23) dunks against Morehead State during an NCAA basketball game on November 7, 2022 at Assembly Hall in Bloomington, Indiana. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)
BLOOMINGTON, INDIANA – NOVEMBER 7: Indiana Hoosiers forward Trayce Jackson-Davis (23) plays against Morehead State Eagles forward Alex Gross (45) during an NCAA basketball game on November 7, 2022 at Assembly Hall in Bloomington, Indiana. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)
BLOOMINGTON, INDIANA – NOVEMBER 7: dIndiana Hoosiers forward Trayce Jackson-Davis (23) plays against Morehead State during an NCAA basketball game on November 7, 2022 at Assembly Hall in Bloomington, Indiana. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)
BLOOMINGTON, INDIANA – 2022/10/07: Indiana University men’s basketball players CJ Gunn, Trayce Jackson-Davis, Kaleb Banks and Race Thompson participate in a scrimmage during Hoosier Hysteria on October 7, 2022 in Bloomington, Indiana. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)
BLOOMINGTON, UNITED STATES – 2021/11/27: Indiana Hoosiers forward Trayce Jackson-Davis (23) dunks during an NCAA basketball game against Marshall on November 27, 2021 in Bloomington, Ind. IU beat Marshall 90-79. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)
BLOOMINGTON, UNITED STATES – 2021/11/27: Indiana Hoosiers forward Trayce Jackson-Davis (23) celebrates after Indiana Hoosiers guard Xavier Johnson (0) scores during an NCAA basketball game on November 27, 2021 in Bloomington, Ind. IU beat Marshall 90-79. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)
BLOOMINGTON, UNITED STATES – 2021/11/27: Indiana Hoosiers forward Trayce Jackson-Davis (23) dunks against Marshall during an NCAA basketball game on November 27, 2021 in Bloomington, Ind. IU beat Marshall 90-79. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)
BLOOMINGTON, UNITED STATES – 2021/11/12: Indiana University’s Trayce Jackson-Davis (23) plays against Northern Illinois University during an NCAA basketball game on November 12, 2021 at Assembly Hall in Bloomington, Ind. The Indiana Hoosiers beat NIU 85-49.
BLOOMINGTON, UNITED STATES – 2021/11/12: Indiana University’s Trayce Jackson-Davis (23) plays against Northern Illinois University during an NCAA basketball game on November 12, 2021 at Assembly Hall in Bloomington, Ind. The Indiana Hoosiers beat NIU 85-49.
BLOOMINGTON, UNITED STATES – 2021/09/27: Indiana University basketball player Trayce Jackson-Davis (23) poses for a portrait during the team’s media day, Monday, September 27, 2021 at Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall in Bloomington, Ind. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)
Indiana University basketball player Trayce Jackson-Davis participates in the slam dunk contest while wearing Calbert Cheaney’s number 40 in tribute during Hoosier Hysteria, Saturday, October 5, 2019 at Assembly Hall in Bloomington, Ind. Cheany, a player for the Indiana Hoosiers from 1989-93 under coach Bob Knight, has been inducted into the Indiana Basketballl Hall of Fame. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)
Indiana University’s Trayce Jackson-Davis goes to the basket against Louisiana Tech during an NCAA college basketball game at IU’s Assembly Hall in Bloomington, Indiana, USA. The Hoosiers beat the Bulldogs 88 to 75.
Indiana University’s Trayce Jackson-Davis (4) plays against Gannon during an NCAA exhibition basketball game, Tuesday, Oct., 29, 2019 at Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall in Bloomington, Ind. Indiana beat Gannon 84 to 54. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)
Indiana University’s Trayce Jackson-Davis goes to the basket against Louisiana Tech during an NCAA college basketball game at IU’s Assembly Hall in Bloomington, Indiana, USA. The Hoosiers beat the Bulldogs 88 to 75.
Indiana University freshman Trayce Jackson-Davis (4) walks off the court after playing against Gannon during an NCAA exhibition basketball game, Tuesday, Oct., 29, 2019 at Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall in Bloomington, Ind. Indiana beat Gannon 84 to 54. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)

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