COLLEGE PARK, Md. – Former University of Maryland basketball players Diamond Stone and Jake Layman were both selected in the second round of the 2016 NBA Draft at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y. Thursday night.
Stone was selected 40th overall by the New Orleans Pelicans and Layman was drafted 47th overall by the Orlando Magic.
Stone was tabbed Associated Press Big Ten Newcomer of the Year in 2015-16, his lone season in College Park. The 6-11 center from Milwaukee, Wisc., was a Third Team All-Big Ten selection and ranked third all-time in program history in blocks for a freshman in a single season (56).
A two-time All-Big Ten selection from Wrentham, Mass., Layman tied Juan Dixon for the most games played at Maryland (114). He capped his Maryland career ranked 18th in points (1,436) and rebounds (674). The 6-9 forward is one of only 12 players in school history to record 1,400 points and 600 rebounds. Layman shined during the 2015-16 postseason run, matching a career-high 27 points against South Dakota State in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.