Thursday April 9th, 2015

Maryland forward Jake Layman will return for his senior season, the school announced on Thursday.

Over 35 games this season, Layman averaged 12.5 points per game, 5.8 rebounds and 1.4 assists while shooting 47 percent from the field and 37.8 percent from three-point range. 

The 6'9'', 205-pound Layman was projected as a second-round pick in DraftExpress's latest 2015 mock draft.

“Jake has been an outstanding member of our program for the last three years,” Maryland coach Mark Turgeon said in a news release. “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.”

“We did our homework, took our time and worked with the Laymans to ensure the best decision for Jake,” Turgeon said. “We are thrilled to have Jake return for his senior season.”

This season, the Terrapins (28-7) finished second in the Big Ten and recorded their first NCAA tournament appearance since 2010.

Maryland also returns point guard Melo Trimble and recently earned a verbal commitment from center Diamond Stone, the No. 6 player in the class of 2015.'s Seth Davis ranked Maryland fifth in his Way-Too-Early top 25.

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