In what was expected by many came to fruition Monday, when ex-Duke guard Rasheed Sulaimon announced he will be transferring to Maryland to end his career.
A few weeks ago Sulaimon told his side of the story on why he was dismissed from Duke. He steadfastly denies he sexually assaulted any woman, and that his dismissal from Duke had nothing to do with any sexual misconduct.
With the move to Maryland, the Terrapins could be in for some great things next year as they return Melo Trimble, Jake Layman. plus add stud recruit Diamond Stone and Georgia Tech transfer Robert Carter:
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“I’ve known Rasheed and his family since he was in the seventh grade, first meeting him when he attended our basketball camp at Texas A&M,” Turgeon said. “He was a very polite and poised young man and I recruited him while I was at Texas A&M because of his commitment to both academics and athletics. We competed against Rasheed on multiple occasions in the ACC and I was reminded of his dynamic playmaking ability. During our conversations with Rasheed and his parents, Kenny and Angela, Rasheed expressed the importance of proving that he is committed to being a great student-athlete and a selfless teammate. I have full confidence that Rasheed will embrace this opportunity at the University of Maryland.”
Sulaimon is on track to graduate from Duke in June and is expected to play immediately for Maryland next year. He cited the importance of trusting Turgeon and his staff for picking the Terps. Sulaimon is coming off a season in which he averaged 7.5 points, 2.0 rebounds and 1.8 assists per game with the Blue Devils.