In case you haven’t heard, former Terp Jake Layman has come into his own this season with the Trail Blazers.
We’ve written about his breakout season multiple times, ranging from his alley-oops to double-doubles to getting a new career-high 25 points. Layman’s seen basically every stat he has majorly increase this season, including his field goal percentage go from 29.4 percent in his first two seasons to currently sitting at 54.2 percent.
Last night was just another example of his excellence as Layman piled up 17 points, going 7-9 from the field and 3-5 from beyond the arc. There was one 3-pointer in particular that stole the show.
With just under four minutes left in the game, Layman hit a three over Draymond Green to extend the Trail Blazers lead to 15. As he went back down the floor on defense Layman pulled out Michael Jordan’s famous shrug.
— Trail Blazers (@trailblazers) February 14, 2019
The Trail Blazers went on to beat the two-time defending champions 129-107, and Layman’s 17 points were the second-most for Portland in the game.
Despite Layman being left out of the three-point contest yet again, we hope to see more shots like this throughout the rest of the season.