Jackson-Davis, Patberg receive honors

Two Hoosier hoopers were recognized Monday for their stellar play.

For the fourth time this season, Indiana men’s basketball’s Trayce Jackson-Davis was named a Big Ten Freshman of the week. On the women’s side, redshirt junior Ali Patberg was named among the final 10 finalists for the Nancy Lieberman Award, which goes to the top point guard in the country.

Jackson-Davis, the 6-foot-9 forward from Greenwood, finished with 16 points and eight rebounds in a loss to Purdue. His first three freshman of the week awards came in the first six weeks of the season, the last coming on Dec. 16.

His classmate, Armaan Franklin, is actually the last Hoosier to win the award (Dec. 23).

As far as seasons are concerned, Patberg and the IU women’s basketball team is having the superior year. While the men are on a four-game slide, the women are currently ranked No. 20 in the country and rank third in the Big Ten.

Patberg, the Columbus native, has played a big part in that success, producing an average of 13.6 points, 5.3 assists, and 4.7 rebounds per contest. She has an assist-to-turnover ratio of 2.3, which ranks fourth in the conference.

Patberg is the women’s basketball program’s first finalist for the award. The 5-11 guard is also one of 20 finalists for the Wooden Award, which goes to the national player of the year.

2 comments

  1. you nailed it t.
    Archie Miller should bring the men to watch her play.
    Maybe they could learn what it means to TRY HARD EVERY PLAY.

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