BEFORE MARYLAND: A McDonald's All-American, Stone is rated as a consensus top 10 player by a myriad of national recruiting services, including Rivals.com – No. 6; ESPN.com – No. 7 and 247 Sports.com – No. 10…Stone is arguably one of the highest-rated recruits to join Maryland…With Melo Trimble (2014) and Stone (2015) joining the Terps, it marked the first time in 22 years that Maryland inked consecutive Top 25 prospects in successive years (Duane Simpkins, 1992 and Keith Booth, 1993)…Starred at Dominican High School in Milwaukee, Wis., where he led his high school team to four straight state championships…As a senior, Stone averaged 24.4 points, 11.7 rebounds and 3.0 blocks per game…Established a Wisconsin state record with 14 blocked shots in the 2012 state semifinal and also finished the game with a triple-double, notching 15 points, 15 rebounds and 14 blocks…Stone was named Wisconsin Associated Press Player of the Year as a senior…Member of the 2014 USA U-17 World Championship Team and was named to the FIBA U-17 World Championship All-Tournament Team…Averaged 13.6 points and 7.2 rebounds and led the USA U-16 Team to a gold medal and a 5-0 record in tournament play…Scored 14 points on a 7-for-9 performance from the field and added three rebounds and two blocks in the prestigious 2015 McDonald's All-American game and led the East team to a 111-91 win over the West squad.
PERSONAL: Parents are Cynthia Oliver-Stone and Robert Stone...has one older sister, Endia Oliver...Father played basketball at University of Wisconsin - Whitewater, mother played volleyball at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, and his sister played volleyball at Tennessee State University... Favorite basketball player of all time is Wilt Chamberlain...Father named him Diamond because a Diamond is the hardest rock on the planet.... Major is Communication.