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Miami suspends guard Rashad Muhammad for first three games

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According to multiple reports, Miami head basketball coach Jim Larranga has suspended junior guard Rashad Muhammad for the first three games of the 2016-17 season.

Muhammad has been suspended for the dreadful and ominous violation of team rules.

Muhammad, a 6’6”, 184-pound shooting guard from Las Vegas, Nevada is about to begin his first season with the Hurricanes after sitting out the 2015-16 season after transferring in from San Jose State.

While at San Jose State, Muhammad—whose brother is NBA player Shabazz Muhammad—led the Spartans in scoring in both seasons as the school. In his last season with the Spartans, he averaged 13.9 points, 3.3 rebounds and 1.1 assists per game. He also shot 38.1 percent from the field, 36.0 percent from three-point range and 79.6 from the free-throw line

As a result of his suspension, Muhammad will miss the Hurricanes first three games against Western Carolina, North Florida and Penn.

Miami is coming of a terrific 2015-16 campaign in which it went 27-8 overall and 13-5 in ACC action, while finishing in a tie for second place in the conference. The Hurricanes ended their season with a loss to the eventual national champs Villanova in the Sweet 16.

Muhammad was to add scoring punch off the bench while playing behind senior starter Davon Reed. Look for exciting freshman Bruce Brown to get more run at wing for the first three games. If Muhammad serves his suspension without issue, he will be eligible to return for Miami’s game against Stanford on November 24 in the first round of the AdvoCare Invitational tournament in Orlando.

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