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Maryland center Diamond Stone shows progress with career game off bench

Maryland center Diamond Stone shows progress with career game off bench

Maryland men’s basketball coach Mark Turgeon knew that the start of Diamond Stone’s college career was going to be the equivalent of an amusement park thrill ride: highs and lows, and more than a few bumps along the way.

After alternating between good performances and bad ones in his first four games, the celebrated 6-foot-11 freshman center has put together four consecutive solid efforts that show both Stone’s resolve and potential.

Since picking up two quick fouls and playing just 10 minutes against Illinois State in the semifinals of the Cancun Challenge -- finishing with two points and zero rebounds -- Stone has averaged 12.5 points and...

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