NY2LASPORTS.COM - INTERVIEW WITH 2015 PG LAMONTA STONE
Evan Flood — Contributing Editor - NY2LASPORTS.COM
Bowling Green (Ohio.) 2015 Point Guard LaMonta Stone has picked up two early offers from Central Michigan and Eastern Michigan. Although he was offered by the previous staff at Central Michigan, Stone says he’s still excited about the offer from the Chippewas, despite not being in contact with the new regime yet.
The Eastern Michigan staff continues to be impressed with the 5-7 point guard since offering.
“They just said that they liked my game,” Stone told NY2LASPORTS.COM Monday night. “How I’m a small point guard and I need to keep working on setting up my teammates.”
“They say since I’m small, I need to be special. I’m going to be lacking in other areas.”
Cincinnati, Detroit, Iowa State, Miami (OH), Michigan, Michigan State, Wisconsin, and Xavier have expressed interest in Stone.
Stone recently took a visit to Ann Arbor for Michigan’s home football game against Massachusetts.
“I thought the facilities were nice,” he said. “I liked the court, how they had it set up. I liked the locker room, I really liked the weight room. They say I need to keep getting stronger, that’s going to help my game a lot.”
Cincinnati kept a close eye on Stone over the summer. The Bearcats would like to see Stone build his strength up during the off-season as well.
“They came to a lot of our AAU games this summer,” Stone said. “They saw me play a lot. They’ve been saying I need to get stronger, build up my strength, and keep being a pass-first point guard.”
The Ohio Point Guard has been in contact with Wisconsin as well. Stone is a prep teammate of 2013 Power Forward and Wisconsin commit Vitto Brown.
“I have talked to Coach Lamont Paris and I went down there for a team camp,” Stone explained. “I talked to Coach Paris the last time he came to see Vitto. He just said to keep in touch.”
Stone currently has no future visits scheduled, but one is presently in the works.
“I think I’m going to be going to Xavier soon,” said Stone. “They called recently and we’re trying to set up a visit.”
Stone played for All-Ohio Red during the grassroots season.
Note: Evan is a contributing editor for NY2LASPORTS.COM. He is also the football and basketball recruiting analyst for Badger247. Follow Evan on Twitter @Evan_Flood