He’s the best: Jackson-Davis named player of the year

From the first night of Center Grove’s boys basketball season, the growth in Trayce Jackson-Davis’ game was obvious to all who watched him.

The 6-foot-9 Trojan star vaulted himself into the state’s top tier of players as a junior, opening with a 33-point outburst at Franklin in mid-November and closing with 24 in a losing effort against New Albany in a Class 4A regional final.

With Big Ten coaches making regular trips to watch him play, Jackson-Davis rarely disappointed — and after leading Center Grove to a 20-win season that included county and sectional titles, he is the Daily Journal’s 2017-18 Player of the Year.

See Thursday’s Daily Journal for the full story, and watch the video to hear Jackson-Davis talk about his accomplishments and goals for next year.

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Ryan O'Leary is sports editor for the Daily Journal. He can be reached at roleary@dailyjournal.net or 317-736-2715.