Former Maryland center Diamond Stone was identified with current and former collegiate players in the FBI’s investigation into college basketball corruption, according to a report by Yahoo Sports.
The report claims that Stone received $14,303 from NBA agent Andy Miller’s agency,, ACM Sports, during Stone’s freshman year in the 2015-16 season. Stone’s name was found on an ASM balance sheet with the subheading, “Loans to Players,” the report says.
The FBI report lists more than 25 players in a recruiting effort by ASM that paid highly recruited high school athletes. The report alleges that the money given to players has a wide range from “basic meals to tens of thousands of dollars.”
Stone was one of the top high school basketball players in the country and was selected 40th overall by the New Orleans Pelicans after spending one year with Maryland. Stone was eventually traded to the Los Angeles Clippers. He has since bounced around the NBA and currently plays in the developmental G-League.
Other former players named by the Yahoo report include No. 1 overall pick Markelle Fultz, who received $10,000 from ASM but did not sign with the agency. Dennis Smith, who played for North Carolina State in the 2016-17 season and received $73,500 from in loans from ASM, also did not sign with the agency.
The report also names several current college stars, including Michigan State’s Miles Bridges, Alabama’s Collin Sexton and Duke’s Wendell Carter.
Yahoo Sports’ attempt to contact Maryland and other schools whose players were named in the report were unsuccessful. Maryland is expected to make a statement later today.
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