Diamond Stone

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Diamond Stone
20150401 MCDAAG Diamond Stone defensive rebound.JPG
Stone grabbing a rebound in the 2015 McDonald's All-American Boys Game
No. 33 – Salt Lake City Stars
Position Center
League NBA G League
Personal information
Born (1997-02-10) February 10, 1997 (age 21)
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m)
Listed weight 255 lb (116 kg)
Career information
High school Dominican
(Whitefish Bay, Wisconsin)
College Maryland (2015–2016)
NBA draft 2016 / Round: 2 / Pick: 40th overall
Selected by the New Orleans Pelicans
Playing career 2016–present
Career history
2016–2017 Los Angeles Clippers
2016 Santa Cruz Warriors
2016–2017 Salt Lake City Stars
2017–2018 Windy City Bulls
2018–present Salt Lake City Stars
Career highlights and awards
Stats at NBA.com
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Diamond Louis Stone (born February 10, 1997)[1] is an American professional basketball player for the Salt Lake City Stars of the NBA G League. He played one season of college basketball for Maryland before being drafted 40th overall in the 2016 NBA draft by the New Orleans Pelicans.

High school career

Stone attended Dominican High School in Whitefish Bay, Wisconsin. As a senior, he averaged 24.4 points and 11.7 rebounds per game. He finished his career with 2,193 points.[2] During his four years, he helped lead Dominican to four-straight WIAA Division 4 state championships.[3]

During the 2015 McDonald's All-American Game, Stone hit 7-of-9 shots for 14 points and also had three rebounds.[4][5]

A five-star recruit coming out of high school,[6][7] Stone committed to Maryland in March 2015,[8] and signed with the program in April.[9]

College career

Diamond Stone signed with Maryland. Stone averaged 12.5 points, 5.4 rebounds and 1.6 blocks in his lone season at Maryland. Named AP Big Ten Newcomer of the Year, he established the Maryland freshman record and all-time XFinity Center mark with 39 points against Penn State on December 30, 2015.[10]

On April 11, 2016, Stone declared for the NBA draft, forgoing his final three years of college eligibility.[11]

College statistics

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2015–16 Maryland 35 22 22.6 .568 .000 .761 5.4 .4 .5 1.6 12.5

Professional career

Los Angeles Clippers (2016–2017)

On June 23, 2016, Stone was selected by the New Orleans Pelicans with the 40th overall pick in the 2016 NBA draft.[12] He was later traded to the Los Angeles Clippers on draft night.[13] On July 14, 2016, he signed with the Clippers.[14] Stone played only 24 minutes for the Clippers in his rookie season, but showed promise on both ends of the floor during his time in the NBA Development League;[15] he had multiple assignments with the Santa Cruz Warriors and Salt Lake City Stars, pursuant to the flexible assignment rule.[16]

2017 off-season

On July 6, 2017, Stone was acquired by the Atlanta Hawks in a three-team trade involving the Clippers and the Denver Nuggets.[17] On July 31, 2017, he was waived by the Hawks.[18] On September 14, 2017, he signed with the Chicago Bulls.[19] He was waived by the Bulls on October 16, 2017.[20]

Windy City Bulls and Salt Lake City Stars (2017–2018)

Stone started the season playing for the Windy City Bulls, and was traded to the Salt Lake City Stars for Henry Sims' rights and a third-round 2018 pick. [21]

2018 off-season

Stone will play in the summer leagues for the Utah Jazz.[22]

NBA career statistics

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field goal percentage  3P%  3-point field goal percentage  FT%  Free throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high

Regular season

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2016–17 L.A. Clippers 7 0 3.5 .231 .000 1.000 .9 .0 .0 .1 1.4
Career 7 0 3.5 .231 .000 1.000 .9 .0 .0 .1 1.4

National team career

Stone was named to the All-Tournament Team of the 2014 FIBA Under-17 World Championship.

References

  1. ^ "Diamond Stone". USAB.com. Retrieved August 11, 2016.
  2. ^ Radcliffe, JR (April 8, 2015). "Dominican's Diamond Stone left a mark that will be remembered for decades". WhiteFishBay.com. Retrieved April 8, 2015.
  3. ^ Polzin, Jim (March 28, 2015). "Badgers men's basketball: UW loses out to Maryland in Diamond Stone sweepstakes". Madison.com. Retrieved March 28, 2015.
  4. ^ Stubbs, Roman (April 1, 2015). "Maryland commit Diamond Stone scores 14 points in McDonald's All-American Game". WashingtonPost.com. Retrieved April 1, 2015.
  5. ^ Markus, Don (April 2, 2015). "Diamond Stone impresses in McDonald's All American Game, sparking NCAA title talk". BaltimoreSun.com. Retrieved April 2, 2015.
  6. ^ "Diamond Stone – Rivals.com". Rivals.com. Retrieved December 30, 2015.
  7. ^ "Diamond Stone – Scout.com". Scout.com. Retrieved December 30, 2015.
  8. ^ Stewart, Mark (March 27, 2015). "Diamond Stone chooses Maryland". JSOnline.com. Retrieved March 27, 2015.
  9. ^ Markus, Don (April 15, 2015). "Diamond Stone signs agreement to join Terps". BaltimoreSun.com. Retrieved April 15, 2015.
  10. ^ "STONE SCORES 39, LEADS #4 TERPS PAST PENN STATE". UMTerps.com. December 30, 2015. Retrieved December 30, 2015.
  11. ^ Markus, Don (April 11, 2016). "Maryland's Melo Trimble, Diamond Stone to declare for NBA draft; Stone to hire agent". BaltimoreSun.com. Retrieved April 11, 2016.
  12. ^ "Pelicans pick Diamond Stone, Maryland center, at No. 40 overall". ESPN.com. June 23, 2016. Retrieved December 4, 2016.
  13. ^ Kavner, Rowan (June 23, 2016). "Clippers Trade For Rights To Michineau, Stone". NBA.com. Retrieved June 23, 2016.
  14. ^ "CLIPPERS SIGN DIAMOND STONE". NBA.com. July 14, 2016. Retrieved July 14, 2016.
  15. ^ Agar-Johnson, Nicholas (May 6, 2017). "Los Angeles Clippers 2016-17 report cards: Diamond Stone". HoopsHabit.com. Retrieved July 4, 2017.
  16. ^ "2016-17 NBA Assignments". NBA.com. Retrieved February 4, 2017.
  17. ^ "Atlanta Hawks Acquire First-Round Pick, Diamond Stone and Jamal Crawford". NBA.com. July 6, 2017. Retrieved July 6, 2017.
  18. ^ Vivlamore, Chris (July 31, 2017). "Hawks waive Diamond Stone". AJC.com. Retrieved July 31, 2017.
  19. ^ "BULLS SIGN DIAMOND STONE". NBA.com. September 14, 2017. Retrieved September 14, 2017.
  20. ^ "BULLS WAIVE JARELL EDDIE AND DIAMOND STONE, CLAIM KAY FELDER". NBA.com. October 16, 2017. Retrieved October 16, 2017.
  21. ^ "SLC Stars trade for a Diamond Stone". deseretnews.com. January 17, 2018. Retrieved July 2, 2018.
  22. ^ "Stone Finds Summer League Home". 247sports.com. June 29, 2018. Retrieved July 2, 2018.

External links

  • Maryland Terrapins bio
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