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McDonald's All-American center Diamond Stone is far from unpolished
McDonald's All-American center Diamond Stone is far from unpolished

John Lucas knew little about Diamond Stone when the Milwaukee teenager showed up at the Maryland legend's summer all-star camp nearly four years ago. What impressed Lucas from the moment Stone stepped into the Houston gym was not the 14-year-old's size — he was already 6 feet 8 and well over 200 pounds — but his basketball soul. In an era in which good footwork and solid fundamentals seem as passe for talented big men as hook shots, Stone was definitely old school. "He knew how to use his body; he knew how to get his shot off, even though the other guys were more athletic; and he had a high basketball IQ," Lucas said Sunday. "He's a throwback...

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