My Two Cents: Trayce Jackson-Davis’ Return Wonderful News, Now Let’s Make Most of It

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — My admiration for Trayce Jackson-Davis is no secret. He’s been a very good basketball player for Indiana the past three years, and the young man is a wonderful representative of this university. He’s also a pleasure to deal with in media settings.

He has a lot of basketball skills, which is why he’s led the Hoosiers in both scoring and rebounding each of the past three years. And the flaws in his game aren’t really flaws. It’s more of untapped potential, really.

The 6-foot-9 center from Greenwood, Ind., announced on social media on Friday that he was coming back to Bloomington for his senior year, passing up a chance to turn pro after testing the NBA waters for a month or so of information gathering. The last chance to impress people at the NBA Combine in Chicago this week got waylaid by a positive COVID test.