Today’s comparison is Diamond Stone, 6’10” 260 lbs Center from Milwaukee, WI.
I watched several of his highlights and struggled at first finding a good comparison. He didn’t really remind of anyone currently in college or the NBA but I knew I had seen someone with a similar game.
Well shame on this Duke fan for not recognizing it sooner. Stone’s games brings back fond memories of none other than “The Landlord” Shelden Williams.
While Shelden did not have the NBA career many Duke fans thought or hoped he would, he was a monster in college. “The Landlord” was a two-time National Defensive Player of the Year, First Team All American, just the third player in NCAA history to have 1500 points, 1000 rebounds, 350 blocks, and 150 steals. Shelden is also Duke’s all-time leader in blocked shots and rebounds. Oh, and he’s also married to Candace Parker. Not bad if you ask me.
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