Maryland freshman center Diamond Stone isn’t very well-liked in his home state of Wisconsin after deciding to commit to play for the Terrapins over the in-state Badgers this past spring. But Wisconsin fans might be going a bit overboard Saturday afternoon as they try to rattle him on the court.
Badgers supporters in the stands are reportedly poking fun at Stone’s intelligence, yelling ACT-related chants at him when he touches the ball.
Maryland’s Diamond Stone (Milwaukee native and former #Badgers target) booed by Wisconsin fans as he checks in. Students chant A-C-T. Yikes.
— Jesse Temple (@jessetemple) January 9, 2016
A “you can’t read” chant just broke out from the student section as Diamond Stone just went to the bench with his 2nd foul.
— nate filzen (@natefilzen) January 9, 2016
Wisconsin fans are so salty that Diamond Stone isn’t on their team lol
— Cory (@lilbravesfan22) January 9, 2016
Stone, according to an article written by The Washington Post, got a 20 on his ACT and could have attended Wisconsin if he’d wanted to. He told reporters that attending Maryland was his decision.
Obviously, this isn’t a great look for Wisconsin supporters. It’s fair to be disappointed when a player doesn’t choose to play for your school, but insulting him – especially in this way – is completely unnecessary.