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Sunday / September 25.
  • Diamond Stone to Visit UConn This Weekend

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    Diamond Stone and Malik NewmanBy JOSH NEWMAN

    Special to ZAGSBLOG

    In looking to capitalize on the momentum of winning a national title in April, University of Connecticut head coach Kevin Ollie will have a big visitor in Storrs this weekend, both literally and figuratively.

    Sources told SNY.tv on Thursday afternoon that the Huskies will host 6-foot-10 Class of 2015 star Diamond Stone for an unofficial visit this weekend.

    Scout.com’s Evan Daniels first reported that the 6-foot-10, 255-pound Stone, the new No. 1 player in the Class of 2015 according to Scout.com, would visit with 6-foot-3 Mississippi native Malik Newman, the No. 1 player in the class according to Rivals.com

    The combo-visit will not happen this weekend, but Stone and Newman have maintained that they intend to go to college as a package deal.

    “It’s 100 percent,” Newman told SNY.tv over Memorial Day Weekend at the NIKE EYBL stop in Minneapolis. “Hopefully, everything works out, but right now everything is going good. That’s the plan — we don’t plan on changing.”

    Package deals are all the rave these days in recruiting circles. Plenty of recruits have talked about them recently, but rarely do they actually get done. 

    Stone is averaging 24.8 points, 11.0 rebounds and 4.3 blocks per game this spring on the Under Armour circuit.

    Newman has his Jackson Tigers AAU squad through to the EYBL Finals at Peach Jam next month.

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