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Jake Layman, Melo Trimble projected in first round of some NBA mock drafts

Jake Layman, Melo Trimble projected in first round of some NBA mock drafts

Maryland’s emergence as one of the nation’s top college basketball teams amid an unexpectedly-quick turnaround has landed a few players on NBA mock draft boards. The biggest jump has been made by junior forward Jake Layman, who went from being considered a top prospect toward the end of his freshman year to a low second-round pick as a sophomore -- if he was even going to picked at all. Layman is now being mentioned on a couple of mock draft boards as a low first-round pick. Draftexpress.com is touting the 6-foot-9 Layman as the 27th overall pick, going to the Memphis Grizzlies. A lot will play out during the Big Ten season and NCAA tournament. Some scouts measure a...

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