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Trayce Jackson-Davis was named a McDonald’s All-American. The 2019 IU commit will become the 31st McDonald’s All-American to play for the Hoosiers and 49th player from the state of Indiana to make the squad. Jackson-Davis is also the only McDonald’s All-American who has committed to a Big Ten school.
The 6’9″ Center Grove forward averaged 22.3 points, 9.5 rebounds, 3.7 blocks, and 2.8 assists during his junior season and has continued to impress as a senior. Additionally, he played for the U-18 USA team over the summer. Jackson-Davis was ranked as the #15 best recruit in the nation by 247Sports and chose Indiana over UCLA and Michigan State.
He becomes the latest in a long lineage of Hoosier commits that have been McDonald’s All-Americans. Most recently, of course, was Romeo Langford. The Hoosiers also had a nice run between 2011-2015, where they had a McDonald’s All-American each year.
This could also be an indicator of more glory to come, as the last five Indiana Mr. Basketball’s were also McDonald’s All-Americans (Romeo Langford, Kris Wilkes, Kyle Guy, Caleb Swanigan, and Trey Lyles).
In a bit of a surprise, IU target and La Lumiere product Keion Brooks Jr was left off of the squad. Jackson-Davis was the first to come to his support
Jackson-Davis will play for the East team. The game is on March 27 in Atlanta