clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

Maryland's Diamond Stone moves up 6 spots in latest 2016 NBA mock draft

New, 20 comments

The former five-star recruit sits one spot outside the top 10.

Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

Freshman center Diamond Stone has been Maryland's most efficient scorer of late, and his draft stock is starting to reflect that fact.

The Milwaukee native came in at No. 11 on DraftExpress's latest 2016 NBA mock draft, his highest position since his No. 10 ranking in the preseason. Stone entered the season as Maryland's top draft prospect, but a relatively slow start to the season led to his DraftExpress ranking tumbling down to No. 17 in December. Stone's been on an absolute tear of late, scoring in double digits in his last 10 games while becoming the team's second-leading scorer.

The other Terps featured on this mock draft have exchanged spots since the beginning of the season. Melo Trimble checks in at No. 23 in this latest version, while Jake Layman is at a season-low No. 38. At the beginning of the season, Layman was No. 25 while Trimble was No. 36.

Robert Carter Jr. isn't featured on DraftExpress's latest projection, but he could get there later in the season if he keeps averaging 13 points a game on 56 percent shooting.

DraftExpress also made really awesome videos on Stone, Trimble and Layman before the season, and you should watch all of them.