Rasheed Sulaimon Will Finish Out His College Career With The Maryland Terrapins
Rasheed Sulaimon has had a bit of a rough time over the course of his college career. He had an outstanding freshman season that even drew some NBA interest but after that his numbers dipped down and he now finds himself with a new team.
Sulaimon was dismissed by the Duke Blue Devils last fall in a move by Coach Mike Krzyzewski, saying that the former Blue Devil had failed “to consistently live up to the standards required to be a member of our program.”
His future after that was uncertain as Duke went on without him and although their roster got smaller with loss, as just about every basketball fan knows, the Blue Devils went on to win the national championship later on in the season.
Rasheed Sulaimon has found a new home with the Maryland Terrapins after being dismissed from Duke. He will be entering a new conference in the Big Ten, although Maryland has only been in the conference for a year and he is very familiar with them after playing against them during his freshman and sophomore seasons.
In addition to his familiarity with the team, he has had a relationship with coach Mark Turgeon for many years and will be excited to join his team. There were multiple allegations brought up against him, but never any proof, and he insists that he did nothing wrong.
Maryland coach Mark Turgeon spoke about Sulaimon when saying, “We did our due diligence. We were extremely thorough and talked to a lot of people and vetted the entire situation. I’ve known Rasheed and his family since he was 13, and I believe in him. There’s a trust factor, and we’ve had a strong relationship.”
Rasheed Sulaimon averaged 11.6 points per game during his freshman season, but his stats quickly withered down after that. Perhaps a change of environment is all he needs to revive his career and can still have a shot at the NBA.