Rasheed Sulaimon Expected to Join Maryland

Former Duke guard Rasheed Sulaimon is expected to commit to Maryland, following a visit to the school this weekend. Jeff Ermann of InsideMDSports reported the story.

Sulaimon was dismissed from the Blue Devils back in January amid allegations of sexual assault, which the young man from Houston later denied. In three years in Durham, he averaged 9.7 points per game while shooting 41 percent from the field and 39.5 percent from three-point range.

Sure enough, it was reported a couple of weeks ago that the Terps were indeed recruiting him to come to College Park. If he does indeed join Maryland, the school will have beaten out a myriad number of other programs that wanted Sulaimon, including Baylor, LSU and SMU, to name a few.

But if you ask this writer, Maryland would be a great fit for Sulaimon. The team is coming off an incredible season, its first in the Big Ten, in which it finished with an overall record of 28-7 (14-4 Big Ten) and made its first NCAA tournament in five years. There, the Terps lost to West Virginia in the Round of 32.

If Sulaimon does join the team, he will join an already talent-heavy lineup that includes Melo Trimble, Jake Layman, and incoming five-star freshman Diamond Stone. Needless to say, if Maryland wasn’t a team to watch before, the potential addition of Sulaimon would immediately put the Terps into that territory.

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