Tandem Signs University of Maryland’s Big Ten All-Freshman Honoree Diamond Stone
Stone will enter the 2016 NBA Draft after spending one season at Maryland.
Arlington, VA, April 11, 2016 – Tandem Sports + Entertainment has signed NBA-bound Diamond Stone, Tandem President Jim Tanner announced. Tandem will provide full-service representation for Stone, overseeing contractual agreements, personal appearances, public relations services, corporate partnerships, community relations initiatives and business opportunities. Stone will be represented by Tanner and Derrick Powell, Tandem’s Vice President of Athlete Representation.
“Diamond possesses enormous talent,” Tanner said. “He added energy to Maryland and helped the Terps maintain top rankings throughout the season. We are looking forward to helping Diamond prepare for the NBA Draft this summer, and supporting him in this next exciting chapter of his career.”
Stone had an impressive freshman year at the University of Maryland and received Big Ten All-Freshman team honors. He was second on the team in scoring (12.5 ppg), and led the Terrapins in blocks (1.6 bpg), despite being fifth on the team in minutes played (22.6 mpg). Stone recorded 39 points and 12 rebounds in a win against Penn State on Dec. 30.
As a high school senior, Stone was a 2015 Parade First Team All-American and participated in the 2015 McDonald’s All-American game.
“Diamond is a special player and a real NBA talent,” Powell said. “We are excited to welcome him to our Tandem family and are ready to help him maximize his potential on and off the court.”
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