Former Maryland basketball star Diamond Stone was among the players linked to impermissible benefits from a sports agency in a Yahoo Sports story about corruption in NCAA basketball released Friday morning. The detailed report uncovered documents and bank statements from ASM Sports Agency which showed loans and cash advances were handed out to some of the nation’s most high-profile college hoops stars at some of the biggest programs.
Stone, a 6-foot-11 center who played his lone collegiate season at Maryland in 2015-16, was listed as receiving $14,303 from the agency during his time in college.
Friday afternoon, Maryland coach Mark Turgeon issued a statement about Stone’s reported involvement with the agency. Turgeon, who has been at Maryland since the beginning of the 2011-12 season, said the program was “extremely disappointed” and would cooperate with any investigation. He noted that he had never met or spoken with Andy Miller, who ran ASM.
“(Thursday) night we were altered of a report associating one of our former student-athletes with an agent. We are extremely disappointed, and we will fully cooperate with any investigation. I do not have a relationship with Andy Miller or anyone from his agency, and at no time have I ever had a conversation with Andy Miller or his agency regarding any Maryland basketball player. We remain steadfast in upholding a program of integrity that reflects the values of our University community.”
— Testudo Times (@testudotimes) February 23, 2018
Stone went 40th overall in the 2016 NBA Draft and is currently playing in the NBA’s G League.