Jake Layman = Court Awareness

An Updated Look At Maryland Basketball Scholarships

 

2013-14 Scholarships

  • Freshmen:

PG: Roddy Peters

PF/C: Damonte Dodd

  • Sophomores:

PG: Seth Allen

SF: Jake Layman

PF: Charles Mitchell

PF: Shaquille Cleare

  • Juniors:

SG: Nick Faust

SG: Dez Wells

PF: Evan Smotrycz

  • Seniors:

N/A

Non-Scholarship Players

Varun Ram, Conner Lipinski, Jacob Susskind, A.J. Metz, John Auslander, Spencer Barks

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Total Scholarships: 9

Total Available: 4

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2014-2015 Scholarships

  • Freshmen:

PG: Romelo Trimble

SG: Dion Wiley

  • Sophomores:

PG: Roddy Peters

PF/C: Damonte Dodd

  • Juniors:

PG: Seth Allen

SF: Jake Layman

PF: Charles Mitchell

PF: Shaquille Cleare

  • Seniors:

SG: Dez Wells

SG: Nick Faust

F: Evan Smotrycz

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Total Scholarships: 11

Total Available: 2

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2015-2016 Scholarships

  • Freshmen:

N/A

  • Sophomores:

PG: Romelo Trimble

SG: Dion Wiley

  • Juniors:

PG: Roddy Peters

PF/C: Damonte Dodd

  • Seniors:

PG: Seth Allen

SF: Jake Layman

PF: Charles Mitchell

PF: Shaquille Cleare

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Total Scholarships: 8

Total Available: 5

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2016 – 2017 Scholarships

  • Freshmen:

N/A:

  • Sophomores:

N/A:

  • Juniors:

PG: Romelo Trimble

SG: Dion Wiley

  • Seniors:

PG: Roddy Peters

PF: Damonte Dodd

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Total Scholarships: 4

Total Available: 9

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This is just a breakdown of the scholarship situation to A.) make you feel old and decrepit and B.) give perspective about where Maryland is headed. What can we gain from something like this? Outside of a trajectory course for when a lot of your friends will go bald, it shows areas of need.

If it weren’t obvious already, there’s a good chance that the back court is well taken care of for the next few years, this just illustrates that. In terms of real need going forward, it’s at the small forward position (if we’re talking traditional positions). Layman can fill that role until 2016, but no one said that was going to be pretty. He’s not amazing defensively, so bringing in a guy like Larrier might hep, and would give the Terps two long defenders (one of which will have plenty of experience).

There’s also a need to address the center position, where Maryland has a lot of guys who aren’t true centers filling the role. Damonte Dodd (size-wise) is actually as close as it gets. Shaquille Cleare and Charles Mitchell are more power forwards than anything, which is where we get a bit of a logjam minutes wise. But you can never have enough bigs, so this isn’t a bad thing. Still, Maryland is going to really want to hone in on Trayvon Reed/Goodluck/Onuaku/Obi. Landing one of those four would greatly benefit the Terps in that future, and would virtually set a lot of the roster.

This obviously doesn’t take into account players leaving for the NBA or transferring schools, which Maryland is familiar with. They have lost a number of players the past few years due to that; Jordan Williams, Alex Len, and Stoglin to the NBA; Hakur Palsson to the pros; Mychal Parker, Pe’Shon Howard, and Ashton Pankey to transfers. The roster is clearly fluid at this point, but this at least gives us a look at what could happen if everything goes as planned.

Enjoy it folks.

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