No. 2 ranked Diamond Stone planning Michigan visit

Dylan Burkhardt

Class of 2015 big man Diamond Stone is planning to visit Michigan unofficially this weekend for Michigan’s football game against Michigan State. The 6-foot-10 big man tweeted his plans to visit Ann Arbor on Monday night:

Stone is regarded as a consensus five star prospect and ranked the No. 2 player in the class of 2015 by both ESPN and Scout.

Stone recently put together an impressive performance at the USA Basketball Minicamp in Colorado. JB Bauer scouted the event and contributed this report to UM Hoops:

Diamond Stone played like what he undeniably is – one of the top players in the 2015 class.  There were a number of talented big men defending him this weekend, including some very good shot blockers, but Stone’s big body was difficult for defenders to stop down low.

His size combined with a sweet, soft shooting touch and a number of nice post moves is best defended by keeping the ball out of his hands.  Stone is absolutely the real deal.

The 6-foot-10, 252 pound center already holds offers from Wisconsin, Marquette, Indiana, DePaul, UConn, Georgetown, UCLA and Texas A&M, with strong interest from Kentucky, North Carolina and Duke.

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  • A2JD

    He looks like he’s got a very nice touch. Either Stone or Townes Jr. would be great.

    • geoffclarke

      Different types of players and not sure we have a chance with Towns, but agree, either would be great.

  • Steve2081

    Nice! So that is 3 top 10 bigs looking at Michigan.

    Though I think it would take a miracle to get Towns away from Cal at this point.

    • jblair52

      I think our best shot is with Towns. He’s been a Michigan fan his whole life and we could bring in some other Top 50 talent in that class to go with him.

      • Steve2081

        That is not what he said. He said he played as the Fab 5 in an old video game. He actually grew up a Gators fan. So at best we’re a distant third to two of the best recruiters out there.

        • jblair52

          In his interview he said he’s always followed michigan football and basketball and always dreams of playing on a team loaded with freshmen and tradition like Michigan. Hopefully that dream doesn’t come true at Kentucky…

  • Mattski

    Some of that, please.