Wrentham's Jake Layman and his U18 men's basketball teammates won the gold medal with a win over Brazil in the championship game.
Saturday, June 23, 2012
Former King Philip High standout Jake Layman can now add gold medal winner to his resume. His U18 United States men's basketball team defeated Brazil, 81-56, in the FIBA Americas U18 Championship gold medal game, in Brazil, Wednesday. Layman, who is headed to the University of Maryland, came off the bench in all five wins, scored 38 points, including going 6 for 15 from three-point land for a 7.6 points average. He also add 20 rebounds The USA team, which averaged 97.2 points a game during the championship while winning its five contests by an average of 38.6 points a game, received scoring from 11 of its 12 players. At the end of the first half, USA was only leading Brazil by six points, but they dominated in the second half to win the…
Former King Philip standout Jake Layman and the USA U18 Basketball Team will be in action Tuesday at 5 p.m.
Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Getting points from every member of the USA U18 Team, including three from Wrentham's Jake Layman and a game high 22 points from Jarnell Stokes (University of Tennessee/Memphis, Tenn.) and 15 more from Julius Randle (Prestonwood Christian Academy/ McKinney, Texas), the USA U18 men's basketball team downed host Brazil (2-1) 83-64 Monday night at the FIBA Americas U18 Championship for Men in Sao Sebastiáo do Paraiso, Brazil. USA will now play Argentina, who is 2-1 in the tournament, tonight at 5 p.m. Live game stats are available at www.usabasketball.com. The win earned the U.S. a qualifying spot in the 2013 FIBA U19 World Championship, improved the Americans record to 3-0, and earned them the Group A No. 1 seed for Tuesday’s medal round …