Jackson-Davis one of 10 on Karl Malone watch list

Indiana sophomore Trayce Jackson-Davis has made the cutdown to 10 nominees for the Karl Malone Award, given to the best power forward in college basketball.

Jackson-Davis leads the Hoosiers with 20.1 points, 8.7 rebounds, and 1.8 blocks per game. The Greenwood native is hitting 53.6 percent of his shots, and his 142 free throw attempts and 96 makes rank first and fourth in the nation, respectively.

In the Big Ten, Jackson-Davis ranks fourth in scoring, rebounding and field goal percentage, and he slots in at third in blocked shots. He has twice been named a Big Ten Player of the Week.

The other nine nominees for the Malone Award are: Aamir Simms, Clemson, Matthew Hurt, Duke, Drew Timme, Gonzaga, Trendon Watford, LSU, Tre Mitchell, UMass, Sandro Mamukelashvili, Seton Hall, Oscar da Silva, Stanford, Greg Brown, Texas, and Jeremiah Robinson-Earl, Villanova.

In late February, there will be another reduction to five finalists. For more information on the 2021 Karl Malone Award, visit www.hoophallawards.com.

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  1. Trendon Watford….Name sounds familiar. Trendon Watford, TJD, Justin Smith, Race Thompson…and a healthy Brunk. Oh, what could have been…What could have been.

    Building basketball teams is a tough business these days. Brothers don’t always follow in brother’s footsteps….Unexpected fast transfers where guys don’t have to sit out for a year….Injuries. How do you ever build any continuity or momentum? Land a Mr. Basketball and he bolts for the NBA when he’s nowhere near ready (Langford).

    Maybe the recent trends have even caught up to the likes of Kansas, Duke, UK, MSU, etc? It makes for a wide-open NCAA tournament, that’s for damn sure.

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