Maryland adds former Duke guard Rasheed Sulaimon

Photo: Blue Devil Nation
Photo: Blue Devil Nation

The rich got richer Monday in the Big Ten. Maryland, the early favorite for the 2015-16 season, received a commitment from former Duke guard Rasheed Sulaimon, per several media reports.

Sulaimon, who was dismissed from Duke in January, will have one season of eligibility immediately.

Before falling out of favor with the Duke coaching staff, Sulaimon was impressive as a freshman. He averaged 11.6 points and 37.1 percent from beyond the arc.

The 6-foot-5 guard was averaging 7.5 points in 19.3 minutes per game before being dismissed last season.

Sulaimon joins fellow transfers Robert Carter and Jaylen Brantley, along with high school stud center Diamond Stone, in Maryland’s group of newcomers. This group joins an already talented core of returning players, led by star guard Melo Trimble and wing Jake Layman.

Between Sulaimon and Brantley, the Terrapins add needed depth to their backcourt.

Author: Jesse Kramer

Jesse Kramer is the founder of The Catch and Shoot. He's a graduate of the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University. He has had work featured on SI.com, College Insider, The Comeback/Awful Announcing, and 247Sports.

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