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

2015–16 Maryland 35 22 22.6 .568 .000 .761 5.4 .4 .5 1.6 12.5

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 .