Julyan Stone

Julyan Stone (Umana Reyer Venezia) Magic Johnson Has Been The Most Influential Player For My Career

Julyan Stone is a 29 year old 198cm point guard from Goleta, California playing in his eighth professional season and third season with Umana Reyer Venezia (Italy-Serie A) where he helped the club win the Italian Serie A title in 2017. He played briefly with Royal Hali Gaziantep (Turkey-BSL), but other than that played most of his career in the NBA playing parts of four seasons there with teams Denver Nuggets, Toronto Raptors and Charlotte Bobcats playing a total of 70 NBA games. He began his career with Dos Pueblos High School and then played at UTEP (NCAA) from 2007-2011 playing a total of 135 games and as a senior played 8.5ppg, 7.5rpg, 5.3apg, 1.5spg, FGP: 51.0%, 3PT: 25.5%, FT: 56.1%. He spoke to germanhoops.com about his basketball career before the Basketball Champions League game against the Telekom Baskets Bonn.

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Miles Schmidt-Scheuber and ex NBA players Jawad Williams and Julyan Stone after a Fiba Europe Cup game in Frankfurt in 2016

Julyan thanks for talking to germanhoops.com Welcome back to Germany. You played in Germany once before in January 2016 in a Fiba Europe cup game. Do you have any memories of your first game in Germany?

I remember very little about the game actually, but remember a couple of the guys like Jordan Theodore, Aaron Doornekamp and Philip Scrubb. Scrubb had something like 30 points.

So now your in Germany for a second time playing a Basketball Champions League game against the Telekom Baskets Bonn. What do you know in general about the country Germany and its basketball?

I know that there is a lot of talent playing in Germany and there some guys from the NBA there. It´s a pretty good league and I know some guys playing there.

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