NEW CASTLE -- Trayce Jackson-Davis showed why he was Indiana’s Mr. Basketball on Wednesday night and a glimpse of his potential college impact as well.
Jackson-Davis, who enrolled at Indiana University this week, finished with a team-high 16 points and five rebounds, lifting the Indiana Senior All-Stars to a 127-116 win over the Indiana Junior All-Stars at the New Castle Fieldhouse.
Jackson-Davis scored 11 of his 16 points in the first half, which included a pair of alley-oop dunks in transition. The 6-foot-9 McDonald’s All-American is expected to step in right away and take a prominent role in IU’s frontcourt with the departure of senior center Juwan Morgan.
The Seniors built a 66-54 halftime lead and didn’t let up in the second half. Another incoming Indiana freshman, guard Armaan Franklin played well with 15 points and six assists.
The Senior starting lineup included a pair of Indiana signees (Jackson-Davis and Franklin) a pair of Purdue signees, guards Isaiah Thompson and Brandon Newman, and forward Jake LaRavia, who is headed to Indiana State.
Point guard Nijel Pack led the Indiana Junior All-Stars with 17 points, eight rebounds and four assists. The 6-1 Pack, of Lawrenceville Central High, said Indiana has been in contact with him but has not made a scholarship offer yet. Pack has official visits lined up this week with Belmont and Northwestern.
Trey Galloway, who has an IU scholarship offer, had 13 points for the Juniors, while Jaden Ivey, a Purdue commit, scored 15 points for the Juniors on 4-of-8 shooting from 3-point range.
Cobie Barnes of Jeffersonville and Floyd Central High had right points and three rebounds in 13 minutes for the Indiana Seniors.
In the girls matchup, the Indiana senior All-Stars beat the Indiana juniors 97-58. A pair of incoming 2019 IU freshmen helped lead the seniors to the win. Forward Jorie Allen, Indiana’s Ms. Basketball, had 14 points and five rebounds, while forward Hannah Noveroske posted a double-double with 13 points and 12 rounds. Guard Sydney Freeman, a Ball State signee, led five scorers in double figures with 20 points.