Jake Layman to return to Maryland, makes Terps a powerhouse

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Maryland announced on Thursday that Jake Layman will be returning to school for his senior season.

“Jake has been an outstanding member of our program for the last three years,” Turgeon said. “He is a great teammate, very coachable and has been extremely loyal to Maryland Basketball. Jake’s growth both on and off the court has been exciting to watch and his leadership is going to be vital to our success next season.”

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Layman averaged 12.5 points and 5.8 boards as a junior for the Terps. The 6-foot-8 wing has the range and athletic ability to intrigue NBA scouts; he’s a potential first round pick. His return, combined with the return of Melo Trimble, Dion Wiley and Jared Nickens along with the addition of Diamond Stone and Robert Carter, has the Terps looking like a real national title contender.

“I would like to thank Coach Turgeon for his guidance during this process,” Layman said in the release. “Maryland is my home and we had great success this year. There is so much to look forward to next season and I’m excited to be a part of it.”