For the second year in a row, Maryland has a participant in the most heralded high school all-star game of the year with Diamond Stone suiting up for the East team in the 38th annual McDonald's All-American Game. Maryland fans won't have to sweat out a commitment from the 6'10'' center from Dominican High School in Wisconsin, as he announced via Twitter last Friday that he would be a Terp next season.
Stone narrowed his finalists down to four schools but many considered Maryland and Wisconsin the odds-on favorites to land the prized big man who received 18 offers and was touted as the seventh best player in the class of 2015. He'll likely be a starter on the 12-man All-American game roster and will see favorable minutes in the contest. Stone will be the 14th Maryland commit to play in the all-star game and the fourth one since 2000, joining Travis Garrison (DeMatha Catholic), Mike Jones (Thayer Academy) and Trimble (Bishop O'Connell).
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The team is headlined by the top two players in the country, according to ESPN rankings in Ben Simmons and Jaylen Brown. Future LSU Tigers Antonio Blakely and 6'9'' Simmons will get their first crack as teammates while three players have yet to commit and could very well make their splash at the showcase. Marquette will be represented in the game for the first time since sending three straight commits to the game in 1982 when coveted power forward Henry Ellenson laces up for the East.
|No.||Name||Position||Height||Class Rank (ESPN)||High School (Location)||College (Top Choices)|
|4||Dwayne Bacon||SF||6-6||20||Oak Hill Academy (Mount of Wilson, VA)||Florida State|
|2||Antonio Blakeney||G||6-4||14||Oak Ridge High School (Orlando, FL)||LSU|
|12||Isaiah Briscoe||PG||6-3||13||Roselle Catholic High School (Roselle, NJ)||Kentucky|
|1||Jaylen Brown||SF||6-7||2||Wheeler high School (Marietta, GA)||Undecided (UCLA, Kentucky)|
|31||Thomas Bryant||C||6-10||22||Huntington St. Joseph Prep (Huntington, WV)||Undecided (Indiana, Syracuse)|
|13||Cheick Diallo||PF||6-9||11||Our Savior New American School (Centereach, NY)||Undecided (Kansas, St. John's, Kentucky)|
|10||Henry Ellenson||PF||6-10||5||Rice Lake High School (Rice Lake, WI)||Marquette|
|0||Jawun Evans||PG||6-0||36||Justin F. Kimball High School (Dallas, TX)||Oklahoma State|
|5||Luke Kennard||G||6-5||23||Franklin High School (Franklin, OH)||Duke|
|3||Dedric Lawson||PF||6-8||16||Hamilton High School (Memphis, TN)||Memphis|
|25||Ben Simmons||PF||6-9||1||Montverde Academy (Montverde, FL)||LSU|
|33||Diamond Stone||C||6-10||7||Domincan High School (Whitefish Bay, WI)||Maryland|
There are four top 10 ESPN players representing the West team in this year's game. There will likely be a lot of player-to-player recruiting during the contest, as five West players have yet to decide where they'll be taking their talents for the next four (or one) years. Malik Newman is the real catch on the team that hasn't signed yet and is considering his hometown team in Mississippi State or powerhouse title contenders in Kentucky.
|No.||Name||Position||Height||Class Ranking (ESPN, 247sports)||High School (Location)||College|
|31||Carlton Bragg||PF||6-9||21||Villa Angela-St. Joseph High School (Cleveland, OH)||Kansas|
|12||Jalen Brunson||PG||6-1||17||Adlai E. Stevenson High School (Lincolnshire, IL)||Villanova|
|21||Deyonta Davis||PF||6-9||16||Muskegon High School (Muskegon, MI)||Michigan State|
|15||PJ Dozier||PG||6-6||25||Spring Valley High School (Columbia, SC)||South Carolina|
|13||Brandon X. Ingram||SF||6-8||12||Kinston High School (Kinston, NC)||Undecided (Duke, UNC)|
|4||Chase Jeter||C||6-10||9||Bishop Gorman High School (Las Vegas, NV)||Duke|
|14||Malik Newman||G||6-3||4||Callaway High School (Jackson, MS)||Undecided (Kentucky, Mississippi State)|
|23||Ivan Rabb||PF||6-11||6||Bishop O'Dowd High School (Oakland, CA)||Undecided (Cal, Arizona)|
|1||Malachi Richardson||SF||6-6||19||Trenton Catholic Academy (Hamilton, NJ)||Syracuse|
|50||Caleb Swanigan||C||6-8||8||Homestead High School (Fort Wayne, IN)||Undecided (Michigan State, Cal)|
|20||Allonzo Trier||G||6-4||15||Findlay Prep (Henderson, NV)||Arizona|
|33||Stephen Zimmerman Jr.||C||7-0||10||Bishop Gorman High School (Las Vegas, NV)||Undecided (UNLV, Arizona, Kentucky)|