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Indiana Basketball: Trayce Jackson-Davis, Jalen Hood-Schifino listed in latest Top 50 2023 NBA Draft Big Board



Mar 5, 2023; Bloomington, Indiana, USA; Indiana Hoosiers guard Jalen Hood-Schifino (1) forward Trayce Jackson-Davis (23) and forward Race Thompson (25) in the second half against the Michigan Wolverines at Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall. Mandatory Credit: Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports

The latest Bleacher Report 2023 NBA Draft Big Board by Lead Scout/NBA Draft Insider Jonathan Wasserman released earlier today and featured Indiana basketball standouts Trayce Jackson-Davis and Jalen Hood-Schfiino.

Jackson-Davis came in at No. 36 while Hood-Schifino came in at the No. 29 spot. Both former Hoosiers are also invited to participate in the NBA Draft Combine.

Trayce Jackson-Davis heads into his next chapter in his basketball career as one of the all-time Indiana greats in his four years in Bloomington leading the program in rebounds (1,143) and blocked shots (270) and was third in scoring (2,258) and double-doubles (50). He was also a consensus First-Team All-American and unanimous First-Team All-Big Ten selection last season.

He averaged 20.9 points, 10.8 rebounds, 4.0 assists and 2.9 blocks per game this past season for Indiana.

Jackson-Davis is projected to be selected late in the first round to middle of the second round.

“Jackson-Davis has been in the lab working on his shooting, and scrimmages would be a good time to showcase any progress,” said Wasserman. “Scouts still sound hesitant to fully buy into a 6’9” post scorer, but he improved his NBA chances greatly by making bigs jumps with his passing and rim protection.

Hood-Schifino spent one season with Indiana and proved to be one of the top freshman in the country this past year averaging 13.5 points, 4.1 rebounds, and 3.7 assists in 32 total games. He was named Big Ten Freshman of the Year this season as well as All-Big Ten Second-Team.

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

As it stands heading into the combine, Hood-Schifino is projected to be selected in late-lottery to middle of the first round.

“Hood-Schifino has generated NBA buzz around his 6’6″ size, passing flash and mid-range shot-making,” Wasserman said. “Limited three-point shooting, finishing struggles and a casual approach are turnoffs, but he’ll bring an appealing mix of positional tools, flair, off-the-dribble scoring and playmaking to a backcourt.”

The NBA Draft Combine will take place May 15-21 in Chicago at Wintrust Arena and the Marriott Marquis. The official 2023 NBA Draft is on June 22 in New York.

SEE ALSO: Hunter Dickinson on Indiana: ‘Playing in Assembly Hall is crazy. I love that atmosphere.’

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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.