Who is Diamond Stone and how was his one season at Maryland?

Diamond Stone came to Maryland in 2015 with high expectations. A McDonald's All-American while playing for Dominican High School in Milwaukee, Stone was rated as a consensus top 10 player by a number of national recruiting services, including – No. 6; – No. 7 and 247 – No. 10.

Stone’s name appears on a document that alleges he received money from an agent while he was in college, according to a report by Yahoo Sports on Friday. He received $14,303, according to the document.


A 6-foot-11, 255-pound center, Maryland finished 27-9 overall and 12-6 in the Big Ten in his one season. The Terps reached the Sweet Sixteen, where they lost to Kansas.

Here are Stone’s numbers and some of his highlights with the Terps:


Games played/started: 35/22

Minutes per game: 23.1

Field goal percentage: .568

Rebounds per game: 5.4

Blocks per game: 1.6

Best game: Stone established a Maryland freshman record and all-time mark at Xfinity Center with 39 points against Penn State on Dec. 30, 2015, in his first Big Ten game … Made a Maryland single-game record 19 free throws in 25 attempts … It was his first career double-double, adding 12 rebounds to his 39 points.

Low point: In a game against Wisconsin in February 2016, Stone and Badgers forward Vitto Brown became entangled and Stone shoved Brown’s head into the floor. Stone was called for a flagrant contact technical foul. Maryland coach Mark Turgeon suspended Stone for a game and Stone apologized.

Honors: Associated Press Big Ten Newcomer of the Year ...Third Team All-Big Ten pick … named to the Big Ten All-Freshman Team.


Where is he now?: He is in the NBA G League with the Salt Lake City Stars. He has played 12 games with them and averaged 14.5 points per game. Earlier this season he was with the Windy City Bulls. He was drafted in the second round, 40th overall, by the New Orleans Pelicans in 2016. He was traded to the Los Angeles Clippers and has been with the Atlanta Hawks and Chicago Bulls.