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NBA Summer League recap for former Indiana basketball standouts Jalen Hood-Schifino and Trayce Jackson-Davis



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 NBA2k24 Summer League has officially wrapped up and former Indiana basketball standouts Jalen Hood-Schifino and Trayce Jackson-Davis were able to showcase themselves for the first time at the pro level.

Hood-Schifino, who drafted No. 17 overall by the Lakers, appeared in 6 total games while Jackson-Davis, who was drafted No. 57 overall by the Warriors, only appeared in 2 games due to a hamstring injury.

Former Indiana basketball forward Race Thompson was originally supposed to play for the New York Knicks summer league team, but was unable to participate due to a knee issue.

Below is the full recap.

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Former Indiana men’s basketball standouts Jalen Hood-Schifino and Trayce Jackson-Davis wrapped up play at the California Classic Summer League and NBA 2k24 Summer League.

For the Los Angeles Lakers, Hood-Schifino averaged 13.7 points, 4.2 rebounds, 3.3 assists, and 1.3 steals per game in six appearances in the Sacramento and Las Vegas. He shot 34.0% (32-of-94) from the floor, 21.7% (5-of-23) from the 3-point line, and 56.5% (13-of-23) from the free throw line.

The No. 17 overall pick in the 2023 NBA Draft produced four games in double figures in the scoring column, including a summer-best 20 points on 8-of-17 shooting in the California Classic finale against San Antonio on July 5. He also added four assists, three rebounds, and one steal in the game. His summer league debut included 15 points, five rebounds, and four assists against the defending Eastern Conference champion Miami Heat on July 3.

His Las Vegas stint kicked off with nine points, five rebounds, three assists, a summer-best four steals, and one block in a 103-96 victory over the Golden State Warriors on July 7. He then posted back-to-back 15-point outings against the Charlotte Hornets (July 9) and the Boston Celtics (July 12). JHS combined for seven rebounds and eight rebounds in the two games. He closed the summer with eight points, five rebounds, and two steals against Memphis on July 14.

In two games for the Golden State Warriors, Jackson-Davis 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.

In his debut in Las Vegas, the Consensus All-American posted 14 points on 6-of-9 shooting to go with seven rebounds, one assist, one steal, and one block against the Houston Rockets. His encore performance included an 18-point, 10-rebound double-double against the Toronto Raptors. He added two assists, two steals, and two blocks in the game.

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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.