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Former Southmoreland basketball standout Stone picks up offer from Penn State

| Sunday, June 25, 2017, 5:39 p.m.

Former Southmoreland basketball standout Brandon Stone got his first scholarship offer from a Power 5 school.

Penn State offered the 6-foot-11 swing-forward Sunday after Stone attended the Nittany Lions' prospect camp.

Stone is transferring to The Christ School in Arden, N.C., and will reclassify to have two more years of prep basketball before college. He also has offers from Duquesne, Robert Morris, Mount St. Mary's, Appalachian State, Youngstown State and Stony Brook.

Stone last season helped lead Southmoreland to the WPIAL quarterfinals for the first time since 1987. He averaged 25.3 points, 11.4 rebounds and 2.5 blocks. He has 1,199 career points.

A big man who plays more on the perimeter than under thet basket, Stone grew 10 inches between seventh and 11th grade. His outside shooting and ability to handle the ball have an increasing number of college coaches taking notice.

Bill Beckner Jr. is a Tribune-Review staff writer. Reach him at bbeckner@tribweb.com or via Twitter @BillBeckner.

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