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....