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Armed with jump shot and trim physique, Diamond Stone looks to wow NBA scouts

Armed with jump shot and trim physique, Diamond Stone looks to wow NBA scouts

Diamond Stone didn’t know what to expect when he traveled to the IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla., last month to begin his post-Maryland life.

The setting on the 500-acre campus might be “lovely,” as Stone called it, yet it is far from paradise when you get past the palm trees.

In an interview with The Baltimore Sun – his first since announcing plans to turn pro following his freshman year – Stone admitted it took him a little while to get used to the basketball boot camp mentality as he prepared for his next stop, the NBA.

“At first I tried to go with the flow, but it didn’t work out,” said Stone, who was sent to the IMG...

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