Jake Layman, 6’9 forward from Maryland, was grabbed in the second round of the 2016 NBA Draft, and showed off his picturesque shooting stroke in his NBA debut.
The Orlando Magic used their 47th overall pick on the former Terrapin, and then the Portland Trail Blazers got his rights after sending $1.2 million in cash and a 2019 second-rounder to the Magic. Layman had a respectable career with Maryland and averaged 10.2 points and 4.8 rebounds while shooting 44.5 percent from the field.
He made his debut Tuesday night in the Blazers’ 127-104 loss to the Golden State Warriors, but Layman made garbage time interesting. The game’s final eight minutes is when he saw his first action, and 22-year-old immediately banged home 5-of-7 threes en route to a 17-point fourth quarter.
Jake Layman, and his perfect hair, has scored 14 points in his first 5 NBA minutes. pic.twitter.com/ctMClRb6Sl
— Trail Blazers (@trailblazers) November 2, 2016
He made a name for himself as a reliable outside option with the Terrapins, and he nailed 198 threes at a 36 percent clip over his four years there.
Layman made his only shot inside the arc and also tallied one rebound, one steal, and one assist–not too bad for someone’s first NBA action.
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