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Former Indiana basketball star Trayce Jackson-Davis hit his first milestone in the NBA as he scored his first two points in a regular season game. (Photo Credit: Golden State Warriors Twitter)

Former Indiana basketball star Trayce Jackson-Davis hit his first milestone in the NBA as he scored his first two points in a regular season game on Monday night.

The first two points for Trayce Jackson-Davis came off of a pick and roll with future Hall of Fame point guard Chris Paul.

Jackson-Davis currently has four points on 2-of-3 from the field in eight first half minutes. The Golden State Warriors are up 59-57 against the Pelicans.

Jackson-Davis, who was selected 57th overall in the 2023 NBA Draft, had been promising throughout NBA Summer League and the preseason.

Related: Scout’s Take: How Trayce Jackson-Davis and his skillset will translate to the NBA

In his first start during the preseason, Jackson-Davis had 13 points on 6-of-14 from the field with 10 rebounds.

Jackson-Davis has shown the ability to play a nice role off of the bench as a rim protector, screener, passer and rebounder. All of the little things that don’t necessarily standout in the box score but are valuable assets to any team — especially this Warriors team.

“Yeah, I’m going to screen for some of the best shooters in the world and I’m going to get rebounds. I’m going to try to be a lob threat and I’m going to try to bring energy. Those are things that are very valuable on the basketball court, and I’m going to try to do that role to the best of my position,” Jackson-Davis told reporters at NBA Media Day earlier this month.  When I was at Indiana, I kind of did similar things. Obviously I had a little bit more of a burden on myself being the best player, but now I get to take a step back and try a different role. I’ve always been a very big team guy, and that’s what I’m going to continue to do.”

“His rebounding, rim running/rolling and ability to finish at the rim as well as his ability to be a multi-threat playmaker in short rolls and in DHO (dribble hand offs),” An NBA scout told HoosierIllustrated of Jackson-Davis’ skillset that will transfer to the NBA. “He may be equally good in all of those areas and I see him being able to translate each of those skills to the next level.”

Trayce Jackson-Davis’ resume goes without saying as he enters his rookie year in the NBA. He was a four-year starter at Indiana, four-time All-Big Ten selection and two-time All-American — including a consensus first-team selection last season. He ended 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).

SEE ALSO: “Trayce is an impressive young prospect.”: Warriors head coach Steve Kerr has high hopes for former Indiana basketball star Trayce Jackson-Davis

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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.