Maryland Basketball: Early Look at the Depth Chart

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Mar 28, 2015; Chicago, IL, USA; McDonalds High School All American athlete Diamond Stone (33) poses for pictures during portrait day at the Westin Hotel. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

Starter: Diamond Stone

The Terps became true contenders after they received a commitment from Stone, who is the second best center and sixth best overall player in the Class of 2015, according to 247Sports. This was Maryland’s biggest commitment in quite some time and they are hoping it can pay huge dividends for them. Stone stands tall at 6-foot-10 and 246 pounds and should be a commanding presence in the paint for the Terps.

Stone’s post game is already rather polished for his age and he figures to make an immediate impact on both ends of the court. Terps fans should expect to see plenty of pick-and-roll action from him and Trimble. Maryland better get all that they possibly can out of Stone this season because the big man is already projected to be a top ten pick in the 2016 NBA Draft.

Backups: Damonte Dodd, Michal Cekovsky

Rounding out the rotation for the Terps are two big men, who made some contributions for Maryland a season ago. Dodd made the bigger impact of the two as the starting center for the Terps. The rising junior averaged 4.0 points, 3.8 rebounds and 1.5 blocks in 15.9 minutes per game. He will have to adjust to his new role off the bench, but his experience off the bench will give the Maryland an advantage over their opponents.

Cekovsky did not play as much last year as a freshman simply because of how raw of a talent he was, but he has shown coaches a bit of what he can do once given the opportunity. He has great size and provides more depth down low for the Terps.

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