Guard Rasheed Sulamion was dismissed from Duke University back in January based on sexual assault rumors that involved Suliamon’s name. Now, sixth months later, Sulamion will get his chance to play his senior year thanks to the University of Maryland as Sulamion transferred to them early today as he told ESPN’s Jeff Goodman.
Suliamon on his decision to transfer to Maryland:
For everything I’ve been through, my family and I wanted me to be at a place where I trusted everyone. I’ve known Coach [Mark] Turgeon and [Maryland assistant coach Dustin] Clark since I was 13. I trust them. They have a chance to be a special team. They are great guys off the court, and they embraced me. At the end of the day, I wanted to go somewhere to have the opportunity to be part of something bigger than myself.
Suliamon also tweeted out the following tweet showing that he is excited for the new beginning at Maryland.
Excited for he opportunity to be a part of something special and bigger than myself!!!!
— Rasheed Sulaimon (@sheed_ctmd1) May 11, 2015
Suliamon averaged 11.6 points in his first season at Duke, but in the last two seasons he has seen his minutes decline heavily. The Terrapins were already considered title contenders prior to the start of college basketball season with a projected starting lineup of Dion Wiley, Melo Trimble, Jake Layman, Robert Carter, and Diamond Stone. Suliamon will provide much need depth at the guard position for the Terps.
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