Sulaimon was dismissed from the Duke basketball team in late January amid reported allegations of sexual assault. He was the first player dismissed from the Duke program in head coach Mike Krzyzewski's 35-year tenure at the school.
"Rasheed has been unable to consistently live up to the standards required to be a member of our program," Krzyzewski said in a release at the time. "After Rasheed repeatedly struggled to meet the necessary obligations, it became apparent that it was time to dismiss him from the program."
Sulaimon was a five-star recruit out of high school, according to Rivals.com, hailing from Houston, Texas. After a strong freshman season at Duke during which he averaged 11.6 points per game, he saw his minutes trimmed during his sophomore and junior seasons before his dismissal.
In 20 games this past season, he averaged 7.5 points, 2.0 rebounds and 1.8 assists per game.
The question that arose following his dismissal was whether or not he would graduate in three years and then transfer, which would allow him to be immediately eligible at the school of his choice.
Maryland has been looking to add an immediately eligible guard to its roster for the 2015-16 season. The Terrapins were in the final five for Drexel transfer and Baltimore native Damion Lee, but he ultimately chose to commit to Louisville.
Even without adding a transfer, Maryland is already projected by many national outlets to be a Top 5 team nationally.