Stone weighs pro options after going undrafted

Former Dos Pueblos High star Julyan Stone was not picked in Thursday night’s NBA Draft and will now weigh his options on his future as a professional basketball player.

Stone, who watched the draft with his family in the Los Angeles area, told the El Paso Times, “Right now we have to sit down and regroup. Things didn’t happen just the way we hoped. But that’s OK. I’ve had about seven calls from teams wanting me to come to training camp (as an undrafted free agent). Right now I have to decide what is best for me and my family. Obviously, money is an issue, too.”

Stone is a 6-7 point guard from Texas-El Paso. He is the all-time assist leader at the school and in Conference USA.

Stone now has to decide whether to sign a free-agent contract with an NBA team or go to Europe. The possible cancellation of the NBA Summer League and the possibility of a lockout will affect his choice.

“Is this something we want to wait for?” Stone said to the Times, talking of the training camps. “Certainly, I wouldn’t go to anything less than the Premier League in Europe … but we’ve had some good offers. We just have to decide if we want to wait or if we like one of those offers.”

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