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5-star center Diamond Stone commits to Maryland

Maryland is poised for a big season in 2016.

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Maryland is adding an impact freshman big man for next season. Diamond Stone, a 6'10, 250-pound center from Milwaukee, has committed to Mark Turgeon and the Terrapins.

Stone is the No. 7 rated player in the class according to ESPN. He chose Maryland over Wisconsin.

Stone completes what looks like a very talented starting lineup for Maryland next season. Point guard Melo Trimble is set to return for his sophomore season, and Maryland is also adding Georgia Tech transfer Robert Carter at power forward. Carter sat out this past season as a transfer but averaged 11.4 points per game for the Yellow Jackets in the 2013-14 season. Carter was also the No. 33 recruit in the class of 2012, according to ESPN.

Stone has drawn comparison to Andrew Bynum for his throwback offensive arsenal in the low post. He was a member of Team USA's gold medal winning U17 team at the 2014 FIBA World Championships and was named to the all-tournament team: