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Saturday / May 21.
  • Duke Dismisses Rasheed Sulaimon From Program

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    Duke v LouisvilleOne day after losing at Notre Dame, Duke announced that junior guard Rasheed Sulaimon has been dismissed from the program.

    Houston and Texas are among the possible landing spots for the former Houston (TX) Strake Jesuit star, sources told SNY.tv.

    Duke says Sulaimon remains in good academic standing and is expected to finish the spring semester.

    “Rasheed has been unable to consistently live up to the standards required to be a member of our program,” said head coach Mike Krzyzewski, who on Sunday won his 1,000th career game at St. Johns’. “It is a privilege to represent Duke University and with that privilege comes the responsibility to conduct oneself in a certain manner. After Rasheed repeatedly struggled to meet the necessary obligations, it became apparent that it was time to dismiss him from the program.”

    Sulaimon averaged 10.0 points, 2.7 rebounds and 2.0 assists per game over 90 contests as a Blue Devil. The Houston, Texas, native posted a .391 career three-point field goal percentage (115-of-294) and scored in double-figures 49 times. Sulaimon earned ACC All-Freshman Team honors in 2013 after averaging 11.6 points and 3.4 rebounds per game. As a sophomore, he shot a career-best 41.0 percent (43-of-105) from three-point range but saw his scoring drop to 9.9 points per game due to inconsistent play on both ends of the floor.

    Sulaimon averaged 7.5 points. 2.0 rebounds and 1.8 assists per game this season. He was 52-of-126 (.413) from the field and 23-of-57 (.404) from three-point range.

    Duke travels to Charlottesville Saturday for matchup with No. 2 Virginia (7pm – ESPN).

    Photo/Release: Duke Athletics



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    Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle. A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013. He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.