Rasheed Sulaimon played his final year of eligibility for Maryland after three years at Duke and though his college basketball days ended yesterday, when the No. 5 Terps fell to No. 1 Kansas in the Sweet Sixteen, the former McDonald’s All-American from Houston took to Instagram to post his feelings on the matter.
And rather than rant and rave about Maryland’s loss, Sulaimon posted a heartfelt message to the Maryland faithful after playing in the final college game of his career.
As I reflect on the season, I have nothing but smiles. I found 13 new brothers this year and I enjoyed every moment of the ride. I will forever cherish the memories that I’ve made this year with these group of guys and the community that showed us love through the thick and thin. Couldn’t be more grateful of the opportunity given to me, especially in a very critical part in my life. Thank you so much to the guys and all terp fans for making this such a special year. I love all of you and you all hold a very special place in my heart. #Love #TerpNationSalute #Brothers #LaFamilia #ThisIsOnlyTheBegining #GodsGotMe
Sulaimon has plenty to be proud of in terms of his lone season in College Park. He averaged 11.3 points per game while shooting 46 percent from the field and 42 percent from long range. Sulaimon also posted 1.2 steals per contest and sunk 6 of 12 shots while scoring 18 points against the Jayhawks last night.
Just what happens next for Sulaimon remains to be seen, as he isn’t likely to be selected in June’s NBA Draft, but he has a good head on his shoulders and will land on his feet somewhere.
And wherever he ends up, he’ll have nothing but good things to say about his time with the Terps.
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