Jake Layman was born in Norwood, Massachusetts in 1994. One of five sons born to Tim and Claire Layman, athletes in their own right from the University of Maine, Layman became a basketball star at King Philip Regional High School, where he averaged 26.0 points, 5.0 blocks and 4.0 assists as a senior. Layman was named a four-star prospect and graded 93 by ESPN.com; he chose the University of Maryland at College Park over Boston College, Iowa and Notre Dame. Layman graduated from Maryland after four years, leaving with a degree in American studies. In 2012, he played on the USA team that won the gold medal at the FIBA Americas U18 Championship, averaging 7.6 points per game en route to the tournament's top spot. You can follow him on Twitter @JLayman10 and on Instagram @J_lay_lay.