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IU's Trayce Jackson-Davis declares for 2022 NBA Draft

Jackson-Davis, a Greenwood native and former Center Grove High School star, tweeted the news, along with a "thank you" to Hoosier fans.

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — Trayce Jackson-Davis, the leading scorer on Indiana University's men's basketball team, announced Saturday that he's declaring for the 2022 NBA Draft. 

Jackson-Davis, a Greenwood native and former Center Grove High School star, tweeted the news, along with a "thank you" to Hoosier fans. 

The IU forward said he's leaving the door open for a potential return if he doesn't go pro. 

His full statement, which he posted across his social media platforms, said:

"These last years at IU have been a blessing and I have cherished every moment wearing the candy stripes uniform with pride. 

I would not be where I am today without so many people. I would like to thank my family and my coaches who have supported me through the years. To my teammates, I'm thankful to have bonds that go beyond the court, and a big thanks to fans that packed Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall every week. 

I am ready to continue this journey, and after long consideration and prayer, I have decided to declare for the 2022 NBA Draft while also maintaining my eligibility." 

Jackson-Davis led the Hoosiers in scoring in the team's first-round NCAA Tournament loss to St. Mary's.

He averaged 18.3 points, 8.1 rebounds and 2.3 blocked shots per game in the 2021-2022 season. Jackson-Davis was also Mr. Basketball in 2019.

This is the first time Jackson-Davis, who's a sophomore at IU, has declared for the draft. The deadline for underclassmen to declare for the draft is Sunday, April 24 at 11:59 p.m.

The NBA draft combine will take place in Chicago on May 16-22. The early entry withdrawal for underclassmen that want to maintain collegiate eligibility is Wednesday, June 1 at 11:59 p.m.

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