Follow ex-Miner Julyan Stone as he works his way back from hip surgery to the NBA

Former UTEP point guard Julyan Stone was designed to the Denver Nuggets D-League team in Des Moines, Iowa last week.

Stone, who signed with Denver as an undrafted free agent on Dec.  9, 2011, is working his way back into NBA shape after off-season hip surgery.

The Nuggets are chronicling his journey with video posts on the team's website.

Read about it at

Watch it:

Leaving Denver:

The arrival in Denver:

Iowa shootaround:


Stone's Bio

Signed as an Undrafted Free Agent on December 9, 2011. In 22 games as a rookie (two starts) averaged 1.6 points, 1.1 rebounds and 1.7 assists, in 8.4 minutes.

Played four seasons at UTEP, averaging 5.8 points, 5.5 rebounds, 5.2 assists and 1.5 steals in 30.7 minutes per game in 138 games (129 starts) . . . Averaged 8.5 points on .510 shooting, 7.5 rebounds, 5.3 assists and 1.5 steals over 36.5 minutes in 33 games as a senior . . . Ranks first all time in UTEP history in career assists with 714 (passed Tim Hardaway in senior season) . . . Holds Conference USA's all-time career assists record . . . Made the C-USA All-Defensive Team as a junior and senior.

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