Stone, Diamond Maryland 6'10" 254 C frosh. Diamond Stone is a BIG freshman. He averaged 12.5 points (56% FG), 5.4 rebounds, and 1.6 blocked shots per game. He has the finesse to hit 76% of his free throws. He has good hands. Stone broke a Maryland freshman school record, scoring 39 points in a game against Penn State. Stone was also suspended by Coach Mark Turgeon for one game this season. He hit a Wisconsin player's head against the court to earn the suspension. Defensively, Stone had a slightly better defensive rating than the Maryland team. His standing reach is 9'0.5" (same as Tristan Thompson). …His decision making and passing are a work in progress. He presently coughs up more than three turnovers for every one assist. Stone won four consecutive Wisconsin state championships in high school. He was a 2015 McDonald's All-America selection. ...Stone started the season strong and fell off toward the end. There are some questions about his maturity. 

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