Diamond Stone played one season, 2015-16, at Maryland before leaving for the NBA Draft. He had some highlights for the Terps, but wasn't the dominant center he was supposed to be as a Top 10 national recruit.
Many say they believe former Maryland center Diamond Stone made up his mind to leave college even before his freshman season was over a year ago. Thomas Bryant had also decided the direction his own career would take before the end of his freshman season at Indiana a year ago. That's why Bryant was at Xfinity Center on Tuesday night when the Hoosiers met the Terps.
There is a general assumption that Maryland will be an NCAA tournament team if point guard Melo Trimble returns for his junior year in College Park and a rebuilding team if he opts to sign with an agent to take his chances on next month's NBA draft.