The former Maryland men's basketball star will appear on the Netflix show this spring.
Bill Nye the Science Guy has a new Netflix show coming this April, and he couldn't have picked a better guest star whose name could double as an episode subject: Diamond Stone.
The former Maryland men's basketball one-and-done star will join Zach Braff, Rachel Bloom, Tim Gunn, Donald Faison, Wil Wheaton, Joel McHale, Steve Aoki and others on "Bill Nye Saves The World," a talk show that will tackle issues like sex, global warming and alternative medicine with a "fact-based" approach. The 13-episode series will premiere on the streaming service on April 21.
Stone, the Associated Press Big Ten Conference Newcomer of the Year on last season's Sweet 16 Terps team, was taken No. 40 overall in the NBA draft by the Los Angeles Clippers. He has appeared in just five games this season, scoring 10 points and grabbing four rebounds over 20 minutes, and last week was sent back to the Salt Lake City Stars for his third NBA Development League assignment.
Maybe Nye will discuss with the concept of a pendulum, which swings back and forth until it finds equilibrium.
More likely, though, Nye will talk about diamonds, or stones, or how diamonds are gemstones. Because, you know, that's his name.
"Every big [man] picked in front of me, it’s just like when I see them, it’s going to be war," said Diamond Stone after being selected in the second round of the NBA draft. (Kevin Richardson/Baltimore Sun video)