Diamond Stone (born February 10, 1997) is an American basketball player. He played college basketball for the Maryland Terrapins in the 2015–16 NCAA Division I men's basketball season.

 

 

High school career

Stone graduated from Dominican High School in Whitefish Bay, Wisconsin. As a senior he averaged 24.4 points and 11.7 rebounds per game. He finished his career with 2,193 points.[2] During his four years he helped lead Dominican to four-straight WIAA Division 4 state championships.[3]

During the 2015 McDonald's All-American Game, Stone hit 7 of 9 shots for 14 points and additionally had three rebounds.[4][5]

College career

Stone was a five-star recruit.[6][7][8] In March 2015 he committed to the University of Maryland, College Park to play college basketball.[9][10] He signed on April 15.[2] On December 30, 2015, Stone broke a Maryland freshman school record, scoring 39 points in a game against the Penn State Nittany Lions.[2] On February 16, 2016, Stone was suspended by Coach Mark Turgeon for one game against Minnesota for hitting a Wisconsin player's head against the court and received a flagrant-1 foul.

College statistics

YearTeamGPGSMPGFG%3P%FT%RPGAPGSPGBPGPPG
2015–16Maryland352222.6.568.000.7615.4.4.51.612.5

Professional career

At the end of his only season at Maryland, Stone would be one of 59 college/postgraduate underclassmen to enter the 2016 NBA Draft. Stone was projected to being either a late first round or early second round draught pick after starting out the season as a projected early lottery draught pick. Stone was drafted by the New Orleans Pelicans with the fortieth pick and traded to the Los Angeles Clippers.