On July 8th, Roy Williams and staff made the move after 2015 big man Diamond Stone. The 6-10, 240 pound center is one of the best players in the 2015 class and is getting attention from schools around the country. He’s rated five-stars by 247 Sports and is the number one player coming out of the state of Wisconsin.
Right now his interest seems set on Marquette or Wisconsin, which is understandable for a student from Milwaukee, Wisconsin. So far he has received offers from Arizona, Connecticut, DePaul, Georgetown, Indiana, Marquette, Maryland, North Carolina, Texas A&M, UCLA, and Wisconsin. That offer from UNC hasn’t peaked much interest from him though.
With both Joel James and Kennedy Meeks expected to stay in Chapel Hill for several if not all four of their college years, Stone more than likely won’t show much interest in the Tar Heels. However, should James develop and move on to the NBA much sooner than anyone would expect at this time, it does open a slot for Stone and would open the door for him to fit in with UNC.
He’s already made numerous unofficial visits to both the Marquette and Wisconsin campuses and at this early stage of his recruiting, it appears he wants to stay home and near his family. Buzz Williams would love to add the big man to his roster, but can he match the recruiting of the Badgers? Can any other schools including North Carolina play spoiler in a race that seems to already be narrowed down to two schools early on?