Jake Layman's road to a state championship just got a little bit bumpier.
The Terps small forward commitment's King Philip squad is scheduled to face Whitman-Hanson in a Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association Division 2 South Tournament opener Tuesday. The Warriors earned a home game thanks to their 17-3 record, but instead Layman's squad will have to travel to nearby Taunton.
The state's governing body of high school athletics is now sending King Philip to play at Taunton High against Whitman-Hanson Regional amid unattributed complaints that the KP gym is too small to accommodate the anticipated crowd for Tuesday's game.
Layman, who signed with Maryland in November, has been one of the top draws this season in Massachusetts high school hoops.
Jake Layman carried a target on his back all season and still managed to put up eye-popping statistics for the King Philip Regional boy’s squad. The 6-foot-9 Maryland-bound Hockomock League MVP averaged 25.7 points, 16.8 rebounds, and 6.2 blocks per game against schemes set on neutralizing him.
* Future of Hoops recently conducted a Q&A for Wildcat Blue Nation with Terps shooting guard target Aaron Harrison.
FH: It has recently been reported that you are showing a lot of interest in Maryland and Kentucky. Is there any truth to this rumor or is it just speculation?
AH: I really like both of those schools a lot.
* Maryland-bound combo guard Seth Allen scored 16 points to help his Fredericksburg (Va.) Christian squad to a 97-61 win over Highland for the Delaney Athletic Conference Division 1 championship.
Seth Allen and Eric Shaw earned the DAC co–MVP honors, DeLante’ Victory made the DAC first team, and Aaron Alexander and Rouser earned spots on the DAC honorable mention team.
* Maryland women's point guard signee Lexie Brown guided North Gwinnett to a 67-29 win over South Gwinnett in the first round of the Georgia Class AAAAA state playoffs.
The host Lady Bulldogs had three players score in double figures including Lexie Brown, who led North Gwinnett with 18 points, nine assists and seven steals.
* Terps center signee Malina Howard paced Twinsburg in its 87-23 win over East in an Ohio Division I sectional final.
Malina Howard had 18 and Nichole Mabry scored 13.