Jackson-Davis added to NABC Player of the Year list

The preseason honors just keep piling up for Indiana sophomore Trayce Jackson-Davis.

The 6-foot-9 forward was added to the National Association of Basketball Coaches Player of the Year watch list on Monday. Jackson-Davis has already been named to the Naismith Watch List, also for college basketball player of the year, as well as the Karl Malone Award list for the nation’s top power forward.

The Greenwood native was a third-team All-Big Ten selection last season after leading the Hoosiers in multiple categories, including points (13.5 per game), rebounding (8.4), field goal percentage (56.6), and blocks (1.9) as a freshman. He also led the Hoosiers with 115 free throw makes on 168 attempts. His 270 rebounds in 2019-20 were an IU freshman record.

IU opens its season Wednesday at home with Tennessee Tech. The game tips at 8 p.m. and will be broadcast on Big Ten Network.

No fans in the stands

While the Hoosiers will begin play this week, fans will not be able to see them in-person.

IU Athletics has decided to prohibit fans at Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall this season “indefinitely” in response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic “consistent with what has transpired on all Big Ten campuses during the 2020 football season,” per a release.

Fans can seek a refund or transfer of their 2020-21 season ticket purchases through the IU ticket office, or they can donate the monies they have spent.

“IU Athletics will continue to work with local and state health officials, the Big Ten, and campus leadership to determine if and when fans will be permitted to attend men’s and women’s basketball games at Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall during the 2020-21 season,” last week’s release from IU said.

Just like with football games at Memorial Stadium, IU fans can purchase a “cutout” to be placed in the stands at Assembly Hall, with packages starting as low as $25 for students.

Premium packages, which cost $100, include the option to have the fan’s cutout signed by either men’s basketball coach Archie Miller or women’s coach Teri Moren and returned at the end of the season. Fans can choose their cutout location, which will be seated for both men’s and women’s games throughout the season.


  1. Mason Miller just announced he will attend Creighton. CREIGHTON! We’re losing top 100 players to Creighton now? Even the most optimistic Archie supporters have to notice that something is wrong with Archie’s recruiting.

  2. Considering what Archie had to deal with when he arrived, I think he’s done an amazing job. That being said, this season is a make or break year for him. There is enough talent to make some noise in the tournament.
    And there’s a very good possibility Indianapolis and surrounding metro area may be the host site for the entire NCAA tournament.

    If he can get this bunch to play collectively higher than the individual parts, it could be a very strong season. A lot of experience coming back….and some new flash in the backcourt.
    Most of the chemistry disruption has finally departed.

  3. Nothing wrong, the young man stated he much preferred the offensive scheme Creighton runs. Big men shooting 3’s is what he wants to do and it is what Creighton wants him to do. That won’t work in Indiana’s offense. Indiana wants another big man. What the hell good is a big man if he wants to be a guard?

  4. How come Scoop is not doing articles on recruits? How are Miller and Kaufman decisions not news?

  5. Hopeful, yesterday Mike Schuman wrote in The Dailey Hoosier:
    “But the wave of misses in the high school senior class since then has been staggering. ……….. Trey Patterson to Villanova, Jordan Longino to Villanova, Bryce Hopkins to Kentucky, Caleb Furst to Purdue, Trey Kaufman to Purdue, Mustapha Amzil we barely knew you, and now Mason Miller to Creighton. ……..Furst and Kaufman sting more than the others, and not just because they are headed to a rival.”

    “All of that early recruiting success turned in by Miller was built on a foundation of in-state players. Romeo Langford, Rob Phinisee, Trayce Jackson-Davis, Armaan Franklin, Anthony Leal, Trey Galloway and Khristian Lander. ………. Indiana will land no one in the 2021 class from the Hoosier state.”

    Red flags are everywhere, and they’re not IU banners.

  6. Po,
    This is what happens when you are know as a “Football School”, trying to build a basketball program!

  7. We lost out on this kid?

    I know you shouldn’t judge a book by it’s cover, but the kid looks like the quintessential Napoleon Dynamite. What would his nickname be…? ‘The Big Not-So-Handsome?’

    We’ll be just fine. Archie may get far better talent via a late pick-up or a transfer. Maybe he’ll get some recruits/transfers from Arizona once the NCAA slaps some major penalties on his brother.

    Weaves to Nowhere forever.

  8. HC, the sky isn’t falling, but no objective analysis of IU BB’s recruiting for the 2021 class points to this being a step in the right direction. I guess it’s all relative to one’s expectations, and maybe Archie will snag a blue chipper in the 11th hour.

    1. Po you’ve prognostigated doom and gloom about recruiting dozens of times for both FB and BB for the better part of a decade. It is your rep, seared in as a brand.

  9. HC, you know that’s not true. You exaggerate, and if you’re not careful, you’re going to start sounding like the blatherer.

    1. Look in the mirror it fits you like a fine tailored suit. I’m absolutely correct. Don’t mention the blatherer as he may bring up your frequent past doom and gloom recruiting posts for proof.

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