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Sunday, May 05, 2019 10:40 pm

Indiana basketball commits win Mr. Basketball and Miss Basketball

DYLAN SINN | The Journal Gazette

For the second straight year, Indiana Mr. Basketball will be an Indiana Hoosier. Center Grove forward and Indiana commit Trayce Jackson-Davis took home the state's most coveted basketball award tonight after averaging 22 points, 9.4 rebounds and 2.8 blocks as a senior for the Trojans.

Jackson-Davis, son of former Indiana Pacers center Dale Davis, will be the 28th Indiana Mr. Basketball to play for the Hoosiers. Romeo Langford won the award in 2018 and he and Jackson-Davis represent the first back-to-back winners to play at Indiana since DeKalb's Luke Recker in 1997 and Noblesville's Tom Coverdale in 1998. Before Langford committed to the Hoosiers, Indiana had not signed a Mr. Basketball from the Hoosier State since Cody Zeller in 2011.

Indiana also landed the Miss Basketball winner. Jorie Allen of Bedford North Lawrence captured the award tonight after averaging 18.1 points and eight rebounds in her senior season. She broke the Bedford girls' all-time scoring record in the process.

"I am thrilled for Jorie on being named the 2019 Indiana Miss Basketball," Indiana coach Teri Moren said in a statement. "She had an outstanding high school career that was worthy of this prestigious award. We are very happy for her and can't wait to have her on campus soon."

Allen will become the third Indiana Miss Basketball to play for the Hoosiers and the second that will be on the roster for the coming season, joining 2015 winner Ali Patberg of Columbus North. Allen, like Jackson-Davis, is a five-star recruit in the 2019 class.

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