Adam Zagoria covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide.
Diamond Stone surprised Twitter on Friday night by committing to Maryland.
“I Am Committing To The University Of Maryland????⚫️???? #Terps,” he Tweeted.
The 6-foot-10 Milwaukee (WI) Dominican big man also considered UConn, Oklahoma State and Wisconsin.
The No. 7 player in the Class of 2015 per ESPN.com, Stone is obviously a huge get for head coach Mark Turgeon and the Terps, who went 28-7, had a successful first year in the Big Ten and lost to West Virginia in the third round of the NCAA Tournament.
Maryland could field a lineup next year of Dion Wiley, Melo Trimble, Jake Layman, Robert Carter and Stone, which could spell trouble for the rest of the Big Ten.
Stone is projected as the No. 4 pick in the 2016 NBA Draft by DraftExpress.com, meaning he could only be on campus for one season.
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Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle.
A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013.
He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.