Diamond Stone: 2016 Draft Prospect

Height: 6-10
Weight: 254
Position: C
College: Maryland
Age: 19

2015-2016 Season Stats

PPG: 12.5
RPG: 5.4
APG: 0.4
BLK: 1.6
STL: 0.5

Player Bio
Courtesy of Maryland Athletics

AS A FRESHMAN(2015-16): Associated Press Big Ten Newcomer of the Year...Third Team All-Big Ten pick; also named to the All-Freshman Team...helped guide Maryland to the Sweet Sixteen for the first time since 2003...posted 14 points on 6-for-8 from the field vs. Hawaii in the second round of the NCAA Tournament (3/20)...scored 23 points and added eight boards vs. Nebraska in the B1G quarterfinals (3/11)...ranks third all-time in Maryland history for blocks for a freshman in a single season (56)...second on the team in scoring (12.5 ppg) and ranked third in blocks (2.0 bpg) and sixth in FG pct (.561) in the league in B1G play...recorded 12 points and added seven rebounds at Indiana (3/6)...had 16 points and 10 rebounds (five offensive boards) and career-high eight blocks at Nebraska (2/3), marking the most blocks in a single game at Maryland since Ekene Ibekwe vs Mount St. Mary’s in 2006...scored 10 points and added eight rebounds at Ohio State (1/31)...recorded third double-double in B1G play with 22 points and 11 rebounds at Michigan (1/12)...Wayman Tisdale Award Midseason Watch List (1/25)...one of three players in double-figures (11 points) at Wisconsin (1/9)...posted double-double with 15 points and 10 rebounds vs. Rutgers (1/6)...named Big Ten Player and Freshman of the Week (1/4)...second in scoring among freshman in the Big Ten ...established Maryland freshman record and all-time mark at XFINITY Center with 39 points vs. Penn State (12/30) in his inaugural Big Ten game...also established Maryland single-game records for free throws made (19) and attempted (25)...first career double-double wiith 39 points and a career-high 12 rebounds vs. Penn State (12/30)...matched a then-career-high with 16 points and added seven rebounds vs. Marshall (12/27)...posted 11 points and added six rebounds against Princeton (12/19)...scored 12 points and added six boards and two blocks vs. UMES (12/12)...notched a then-career-high 16 points off the bench vs. Saint Francis (12/4)...scored nine points and added five rebounds at No. 9 North Carolina (12/1)...posted 15 points and added three rebounds and a block vs. Cleveland State (11/28)...scored 12 points, including 10 in the second half, off the bench in a win over Rider (11/20)...posted 10 points and seven rebounds in collegiate debut vs. Mount St. Mary’s (11/13)...named to the 2015-16 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Center of the Year Award watch list (10/16).

HIGH SCHOOL: A McDonald's All-American, Stone is rated as a consensus top 10 player by a myriad of national recruiting services, including Rivals.com – No. 6; ESPN.com – No. 7 and 247 Sports.com – No. 10…Stone is arguably one of the highest-rated recruits to join Maryland…With Melo Trimble (2014) and Stone (2015) joining the Terps, it marked the first time in 22 years that Maryland inked consecutive Top 25 prospects in successive years (Duane Simpkins, 1992 and Keith Booth, 1993)…Starred at Dominican High School in Milwaukee, Wis., where he led his high school team to four straight state championships…As a senior, Stone averaged 24.4 points, 11.7 rebounds and 3.0 blocks per game…Established a Wisconsin state record with 14 blocked shots in the 2012 state semifinal and also finished the game with a triple-double, notching 15 points, 15 rebounds and 14 blocks…Stone was named Wisconsin Associated Press Player of the Year as a senior…Member of the 2014 USA U-17 World Championship Team and was named to the FIBA U-17 World Championship All-Tournament Team…Averaged 13.6 points and 7.2 rebounds and led the USA U-16 Team to a gold medal and a 5-0 record in tournament play…Scored 14 points on a 7-for-9 performance from the field and added three rebounds and two blocks in the prestigious 2015 McDonald's All-American game and led the East team to a 111-91 win over the West squad.

PERSONAL: Parents are Cynthia Oliver-Stone and Robert Stone...has one older sister, Endia Oliver...Father played basketball at University of Wisconsin - Whitewater, mother played volleyball at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, and his sister played volleyball at Tennessee State University... Favorite basketball player of all time is Wilt Chamberlain...Father named him Diamond because a Diamond is the hardest rock on the planet.... Major is Communication.


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