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Former IU basketball standout Trayce Jackson-Davis shines at Dizzy Runs Pro-Am



Trayce Jackson-Davis from Dizzy Runs Pro-Am, which is hosted by Kyle Guy. (Photo Credit: Kyler Staley)

The local Indianapolis basketball community received a special treat last night with the jam-packed Dizzy Runs Pro-Am with former IU basketball standout Trayce Jackson-Davis as well as current Pacers stars Tyrese Haliburton and Obi Toppin playing in front of a huge crowd.

Dizzy Run is hosted and ran by Indianapolis native and former Virginia National Champion Kyle Guy. Guy, who recently signed a two-year overseas deal with Panathinaikos BC Athens, had stints in the NBA with the Kings, Heat, and Cavilers.

Due to a break between the NBA Summer League and start of training camp, Jackson-Davis returned to his home state for the time being to visit as well work on his game with individual workouts.

With the return to the state, Jackson-Davis was able to play in Kyle Guy’s pro-am league, which has become to be one of the biggest basketball events of the summer that basketball fans in the area can attend at no cost.

Jackson-Davis, who was drafted No. 57 by the Golden State Warriors earlier this summer, is coming off of playing two games for the Warriors in the NBA2k24 Summer League where he averaged 16.0 points, 8.5 rebounds, 1.5 assists, 1.5 steals, and 1.5 blocks per contest while shooting 66.7% (14-of-21) from the floor and 66.7% (4-of-6) from the free throw line.

He recently agreed to a four-year deal with the Golden State Warriors, including two guaranteed seasons.

In front of what had to be over 1000 fans tightly squeezed around one single court, the former IU basketball forward put on a show.

Jackson-Davis teamed with his former Indiana teammate Joey Brunk and former NBA all-star Jeff Teague on Team Shoot 360. His team competed in the Dizzy Runs premier game of the night vs Kyle Guy Foundation, who had Kyle Guy, Tyrese Haliburton, Obi Toppin, and former IU basketball walk-on Nathan Childress rostered.

Shoot 360 would go onto win 131-127.

To put it plain and simple, Trayce Jackson-Davis was doing Trayce Jackson-Davis things that fans are used to seeing. He was putting on highlight dunks, running the floor, and protecting the rim.

While the stars do not go as hard as they would in a actual game, it was still a treat for the local fans to come and see Jackson-Davis and the other pros get out and run as well as put on a fun showing.

As Kyle Guy continues to grow Dizzy Runs into one of the top pro-am leagues in the Midwest, a local Indiana star like Jackson-Davis participating is huge for the potential of this league.

It was special to see a Indiana Mr. Basketball help another Indiana Mr. Basketball grow this awesome event.

Other Notes from Dizzy Runs:

Pacers stars were in the house: While many fans were there to see IU basketball great Trayce Jackson-Davis play, the majority of those in attendance were there to watch Indiana Pacers stars Tyrese Haliburton and Obi Toppin get a run in. The star-studded Pacers duo put on a show like you would expect them too while also showing off great chemistry with one-another. There were multiple lobs, cross-overs, deep threes, fast break scores, and so much more shown by this electric duo. Haliburton is coming off singing a five-year, $260-million maximum contract extension with the Pacers while Toppin is heading into his first season with the organization after spending his first three seasons in the NBA with the New York Knicks. This was the first time that fans were able to see Toppin play in the state as a Pacer. Both of these stars looked like they were having a blast out there and fans were highly invested in it.

Indiana high school prospects show up: Not only is Dizzy Runs for the pros and college players, but some of the top in-state high school talent have been able to showcase themselves in this awesome capacity. Last night was no exception with talented high school prospects Flory Bidunga (2024), K.J. Windham (2024), Steven Reynolds III (2026), Dezhon Hall (2026), and even high-priority 2025 Indiana target and four-star power forward Trent Sisley out there running with the pros. In the past, we’ve have seen other Indiana target such 2025 guard Braylon Mullins out there playing as well. Bidunga, who was a former IU basketball target, was one of the highlights of the night and was out there putting on a dunk fest. Sisley also put on a nice showing as well and made play out there that shows why he is one of the top high school players in the state as well as nationally.

Kyle Guy is doing special things for the state: It really can’t be said enough just how many special things Kyle Guy is doing in the state of Indiana when it comes to basketball. Along with his AAU program Kyle Guy Elite and his KG Elite 24 high school camp, Dizzy Runs has so much potential to be one of the more highly anticipated events of the summer. The best part about Dizzy Runs is that it is free to public which means families can easily come out and watch these pro-level players up close. When speaking to Kyle last year, he told me that he wants to remind people that Indiana is the best place for basketball and that he wants to give the players and fans the best experience possible with this pro-am league. With all that Kyle is doing with Dizzy Runs and his other high school stuff, he is really growing basketball to even higher levels in the state of Indiana.

SEE ALSO: IU basketball standouts Trayce Jackson-Davis, Mackenzie Holmes named IU Athletes of the Year

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Kyler Staley is a Basketball Recruiting Analyst for Hoosier Illustrated, a comprehensive site covering news, updates and recruiting for Indiana University athletics. Kyler has been in the basketball recruiting industry since 2019 and is a credentialed media member. He has covered Indiana since 2021 while continuing to also work for Prep Hoops Indiana. He has previously worked for Rivals.