At the UAA Finals in Atlanta, Malik Newman told reporters that the package deal between him and Diamond Stone was still on, only for Diamond Stone to say it was 50/50 about an hour later. This morning, Newman tweeted that Stone will announce his decision before he will, and for the first time, said they may not pick the same school:
My boy committing before meâ€¦wish him the best of luckâ€¦ @Diamond_Stone33 don't mean that's the school I'm going to thoâ€¦
— malik newman (@iammaliknewman) July 21, 2014
Stone will announce his decision on National Signing Day in November, and it was expected all along that Newman will wait until the spring. Both players have offers from Kentucky, but it seems Stone is leaning more towards UConn these days. Hopefully, Newman implying that the package deal is pretty much over means he’s looking elsewhere…like Kentucky.