The Orlando Magic selected former Maryland basketball forward Jake Layman with the No. 47 overall pick in the NBA Draft on Thursday night, but will trade him to the Portland Trail Blazers, according to Yahoo! Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski. Layman is the second Terrapin selected on the draft.
Portland will select Maryland's Jake Layman with No. 47, sources tell @TheVertical.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojVerticalNBA) June 24, 2016
Layman spent four years developing in College Park and helped lead the team to back-to-back NCAA tournament appearances in his junior and senior seasons. Layman came to Maryland a raw and unfinished product, but he improved each season and was one of the team's best defenders in 2015-16. In an interview with Testudo Times, Layman said he "wants to play like Bruce Bowen on defense and Gordon Hayward on offense." He showed glimpses of both in his senior season and his best years should be ahead of him.
In 141 career games (tied with Juan Dixon for the most all-time in Terps history), Layman averaged 10.2 points and 4.8 rebounds per game 44.5 percent shooting from the field and 36.2 percent deep. His numbers increased each year, ending with 11.6 points and 5.3 rebounds per game on 50 percent shooting and 39.6 percent shooting from three.
Oh, and he can do this: