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10 - Jake Layman

Maryland 

  • Birthday: 3/7/94
  • NBA Position: Small Forward
  • Class: Senior
  • Ht: 6-9
  • Wt: 210
  • Hometown: Wrentham, MA
  • High School: King Philip Regional
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Overall

87

2016
Mock:  47

NBA Comparison: Joe Alexander

Strengths: Versatile forward with perimeter shooting ability… A very solid outside shooter, Layman made 40% of his 3’s last season…Very good athlete. Had a vertical leap of nearly 40 inches and clocked the 5th fastest shuttle run time at the combine. This helps make him a surprisingly good finisher above the rim…At 6’8” with a 6’9” wingspan, Layman’s got good size for a small forward, so he has some ability to post up on smaller defenders and his length and athleticism make him a solid defender…Spent this past season serving as more of a role player with other stars such as Melo Trimble, Diamond Stone, and Robert Carter in the lineup, so he’s an adaptable guy who will have no problem stepping into a bench role. He’s also a willing passer who finds ways to contribute on offense without scoring…Has the height and length to be an effective stretch 4, but is also naturally a 3…Good at getting into the passing lanes and making steals…Very efficient scorer. Layman takes smart shots and shot 50% from the floor last season…

Weaknesses: Layman’s lack of great ballhandling skills and shot creation ability could limit him as a small forward, but as a power forward, despite the fact that he’s bulked up a bit, he’ll likely get backed down by traditional 4’s…Though he’s shown himself to be willing to accept role player duties, at times, you could make the argument that Layman just allows himself to get lost and not make an impact on the game…Athletic, but more of a straight-line driver without a lot of ability to use his athleticism to get around his defenders…Not a great rebounder. For his size, Layman pulls down boards at a relatively low rate as he has a tendency to get pushed off the block and he doesn’t crash the boards very hard…At 22 years old, he’s nearly hit his ceiling as a player, and though the 4 years of college experience will help him make the transition to the pros, he doesn’t have a whole lot more developing left to do…Did not have a big statistical senior season at 11.6 ppg, but did improve his efficiency ...

Overall: Layman offers an interesting mix of skill, size, and athleticism that would make him very versatile for an NBA role player, but he may be limited by the fact that he’s not truly elite at either forward position because of his lack of shot creation and strength on the block, and also by his age…

Jacob Stallard 6/28/16

November 1, 2011

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