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Indiana Basketball: Trayce Jackson-Davis, Jalen Hood-Schifino invited to NBA Combine



Indiana basketball standouts Trayce Jackson-Davis and Jalen Hood-Schifino are invited to the NBA Combine. (Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports)

The 2023 NBA Combine invitees were announced on Tuesday and the list included two Indiana basketball standouts.

Trayce Jackson-Davis and Jalen Hood-Schifino were included on the list of 78 players who are invited to the NBA Combine. Both players were expected to be invited.

The combine will take place May 15-21 in Chicago at Wintrust Arena and the Marriott Marquis.

Jalen Hood-Schifino was named Big Ten Freshman of the Year this season as well as All-Big Ten Second-Team. He averaged 13.5 points, 4.1 rebounds and 3.7 assists per game this season. He shot 41.7 percent from the field and 33.3 percent from three.

After Xavier Johnson went down with a season-ending injury on Dec. 17, Hood-Schifino averaged 15.0 points per game and shot 43.3 percent from the floor.

He was the first Indiana player to have multiple 30+ point games in his first season since Eric Gordon.

His 35 points against Purdue were the second-most points by an Indiana freshman. It was also the first time in the last 25 years for a freshman to score at least 35 points in a road victory over an AP top-5 team.

Currently, the standout freshman is slotted in the late-lottery and middle of the first round.

For Trayce Jackson-Davis, his mark on the Indiana basketball program was nearly unmeasurable. He finished his Indiana career as the program’s all-time leader in rebounds (1,143) and blocked shots (270) and was third in scoring (2,258) and double-doubles (50).

Jackson-Davis averaged 20.9 points, 10.8 rebounds, 4.0 assists and 2.9 blocks per game this year. He was a consensus First-Team All-American and unanimous First-Team All-Big Ten selection.

Jackson-Davis is the lone Indiana basketball player in program history to score 2,000+ points and grab 1,000+ rebounds. He is one of only five Big Ten players to accomplish that.

Heading into the combine, Jackson-Davis is projected anywhere from late in the first round to mid-second round.

The NBA Draft is on June 22 in New York.

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Alec Lasley is the owner of Hoosier Illustrated, a comprehensive site covering news, updates and recruiting for Indiana University athletics. Alec has covered Indiana for six years and is a credentialed media member. He has previously worked for both Rivals and 247Sports.