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Diamond Stone's stay at Maryland could last longer than one season

Diamond Stone's stay at Maryland could last longer than one season

When Diamond Stone was coming out of Dominican High in Milwaukee last spring, most NBA mock drafts listed the 6-foot-11 center as a consensus lottery pick, going as high as seventh overall on one list.

Though Stone’s stats continue to go up for third-ranked Maryland midway through his freshman year, his NBA stock seems to have taken a tumble. It could mean that Stone might be around for his sophomore year.

ESPN.com’s Chad Ford has Stone listed as the 21st-rated prospect, and as a “mid-first-round pick” if he comes out in the spring.

Ford also has Melo Trimble at No. 31 and a "late first-round pick” if he leaves after his sophomore year....

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