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Diamond Stone won't be handed the Terps' starting center job

Diamond Stone won't be handed the Terps' starting center job

Diamond Stone was a big man on the Maryland campus even before he arrived this summer. His signing last April prompted those who work in sports marketing for the school’s athletic department to distribute ring pops to celebrate the 6-foot-10, 250-pound center’s commitment to the Terps.

It’s not clear how long the relationship will last, given that Stone is already being mentioned as a potential lottery pick in next year’s NBA draft. One thing is certain, at least according to Maryland coach Mark Turgeon and Stone.

“It’s always been easy for him, so now it’s hard every day,” Turgeon said during his news conference Tuesday for...

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