Dez Wells given the Greivis Vasquez Award for Most Inspirational Player
Maryland (25-12) and Iowa (24-12) will tip-off at approximately 9 p.m. on ESPN2
Alex Len posts a double-double in 58-57 win over Alabama; Maryland advances to the semifinals in Madison Square Garden
Maryland 58, Alabama 57
Maryland 58, Alabama 57
Maryland vs. Alabama (AP)
Maryland vs. North Carolina - AP Photos
Maryland defeated No. 2 Duke, 83-74, to advance to the ACC semifinals
Maryland advance to the ACC quarterfinal after a 75-62 win over Wake Forest.
Maryland v UNC
AS A FRESHMAN (2012-13): Averaged 8.4 ppg in his 17 starts, and 5.5 ppg on the season... Scored in double figures five of his nine home starts... Made his first career start vs. UMES (12/5) and responded with then-season highs in field goals (4), 3-pointers (2) and points (10)... Played 23 minutes vs. IUPUI (1/1) and tied for the team lead with 4 assists... Made his second career start vs. Virginia Tech and scored 18 of his 20 points in the first half. Made 6 of 7 shots, including 4 of 5 3-pointers, in the first half. Also grabbed a season-high eight rebounds... Named Freshman of the Week by Seth Davis of CBS Sports for his performance vs. Va Tech... Started vs. Boston College (1/22) and had 15 points and five rebounds... Scored 12 points on 4-of-6 3-point shooting vs. Wake Forest (2/2)... Led the team with 14 points on 5-of-11 shooting at Virginia Tech, his first road game in double figures... Reached double figures for the sixth time this season with 12 points vs. Clemson (2/23)... One rebound shy of a double-double with 10 points and a season-high nine rebounds vs. Duke (3/15)... Came off the bench and matched a season-high with 33 minutes at Alabama (3/26), scoring 13 points and adding a season-high three steals.
AT KING PHILIP REGIONAL HIGH SCHOOL: Four-star prospect who graded at 93 by ESPN.com... Rated the 17th best small forward nationally and the 3rd best player in Massachusetts by ESPN... Was rated the 67th best player in the class by ESPN... Also a four-star prospect by Rivals.com and rated the 70th best player in the class... Averaged 26 points, five blocks, and four assists per game as a senior... Possesses "athleticism and size to go along with his scoring ability" according to Paul Biancardi ESPN.com.
PERSONAL: Parents are Claire and Tim Layman... Father, Tim, played baseball at the University of Maine and his mother, Claire, played basketball there... Has four brothers: Connor, Jimmy, Ryan and Kyle... Played on the USA team that won the gold medal at the FIBA Americas U18 Championship during the summer of 2012 and averaged 7.6 points per game... Undecided on a major.