Bloomington, Ind. – Indiana forward Tracey Jackson-Davis, the team’s top scorer for the past three seasons, announced Sunday that he will be adding his name to the 2022 NBA Draft, but will keep his college options open if he decides not to become a professional. .
Jackson-Davis, a 6-foot-9 junior from Greenwood, India, who was Mr. Basketball in 2019, averaged 18.3 points and 8.1 rebounds this season, leading the Hoosiers to a 21-14 record and their first NCAA tournament berth. Six years. He does not sign with an agent, which maintains his NCAA eligibility.
“Hossier Nation has been a blessing in disguise for the past three years at IU, and I cherish every moment of wearing a candy strip uniform,” Jackson-Davis wrote on his social media account.
“I would not be where I am today without so many people. I want to thank my family and coaches who have supported me over the years. To my teammates, I am grateful for the bonds going out of court, and a huge thank you to the fans who filled the Simon Squad Assembly Hall every week.
“I am ready to continue this journey. After much consideration and prayer, I have decided to declare myself for the 2022 NBA Draft while maintaining my eligibility.”
All undergraduates must declare for the 2022 NBA Draft by April 24, and the deadline to withdraw from the Draft while maintaining college eligibility is June 1. The 2022 NBA Draft is set for June 23 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.
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To work out for NBA teams or participate in any combinations, a player must declare for the draft. He can choose to collect feedback from NBA teams, stay in the draft, become a pro, or withdraw and return to college. Since the 2020-21 Kovid season is not considered a player’s qualification, he technically has two years left to qualify.
During his three years at Bloomington, Jackson-Davis scored 1,588 points, ranking 15th on Indiana’s all-time scoring list. After playing his first two years for Archie Miller in Bloomington, he decided to return to the 2021-22 season after talking to new coach Mike Woodson for a few minutes.
During his junior year, he was a consensual second-team all-big ten selection, and joined the Big Ten ‘all-defensive team. He was also named to the All-Big Ten Tournament Team after three consecutive performances against Michigan, Illinois and Iowa.
Jackson-Davis and former Hoosier legend Alan Henderson are the only two players in IU basketball history. 1,500 points, 750 rebounds and 150 blocks. He scored 43 points in the game against Marshall in November and has scored 27 points or more on six different occasions this year.
Jackson-Davis has the ninth-highest ever rebound (797) and the seventh highest field goal percentage (55.8%).
Jackson-Davis was not selected in the first round in any of the major NBA mock drafts, and in others it appears to have been selected late in the second round. Guaranteed contracts will be awarded only for first round selections.
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