Prep Prospect Diamond Stone Leaning Toward Wisconsin Badgers


Wisconsin high school basketball star Diamond Stone is leaning toward committing to the Wisconsin Badgers. That’s according to Mark Miller, editor of the Wisconsin Basketball Yearbook and basketball writer/scout, who tweeted the following late Tuesday morning.

The high school senior has already been named a McDonalds All-American and a second-team Naismith All-American.

Stone led his high school team – Dominican High School in Whitefish Bay – to a state title last weekend in Wisconsin’s Division 4 state championship tournament. It was the fourth straight state title for Dominican, largely thanks to the powerhouse Stone.

The 6-foot-10, 280-pound high school senior is the top-ranked prep center prospect in the country, according to 247 Sports, and is ranked as the top high school player in the state of Wisconsin and the fifth-best prospect in the country.

Stone would be an impressive addition to an already exciting 2015-16 recruiting class.

The Badgers have already received signed letters of intent from 4-star DePere shooting guard Brevin Pritzl, 4-star Minnesota power forward Alex Illikainen, and 3-star Maryland power forward Charlie Thomas, as well as a verbal commit from 3-star Ohio small forward Kahlil Iverson.

Illikainen is 247 Sports’ top-ranked player out of Minnesota, while Pritzl is 247’s third-ranked prospect out of Wisconsin. Adding the state’s top player and a top-five national prospect would put Wisconsin’s recruiting class up there with the best of them heading into the 2015-16 season.

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