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Former Duke guard Rasheed Sulaimon to play at Maryland

Rasheed Sulaimon says he will play his final season of college basketball at Maryland.

Former Duke guard Rasheed Sulaimon will play his final season at Maryland.

Coach Mark Turgeon announced the addition of Sulaimon to his roster on Monday. The guard from Houston said on Twitter that he is "blessed and honored for the opportunity."

Duke Coach Mike Krzyzyewski kicked Sulaimon off the team Jan. 29 — one day after losing at Notre Dame — for being "unable to consistently live up to the standards" of his program. Duke officials have never publicly discussed the specific reasons for his dismissal.

Sulaimon, a former McDonald's All-American, averaged 7.5 points, 2.0 rebounds and 1.8 assists while coming off the bench in all 20 games prior to his dismissal.

His playing time steadily decreased during his time at Duke: He started 33 of 36 games as a freshman in 2012-13, then bounced in and out of the starting lineup the following year. He was benched for a home win against Michigan that year, then played just five minutes in the next game against Gardner-Webb.

Sulaimon was in good academic standing when he was dismissed, and expects to graduate this summer with a sociology degree and play immediately for the Terrapins.

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