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Ex-Duke guard will transfer to Maryland


Ex-Duke guard will transfer to Maryland

Former Duke guard Rasheed Sulaimon will transfer to Maryland, the school confirmed on Monday afternoon.

Sulaimon, who played three seasons at Duke, is reportedly scheduled to graduate from the university this summer, which would make him immediately eligible to play during the 2015-16 season under the NCAA’s graduate transfer exception.

Under that rule, a player who completes his degree with playing eligibility remaining can transfer without having to sit out a season so long as he meets the exception’s requirements.

After a strong freshman season during which he averaged 11.6 points and 3.4 rebounds per game, he saw his minutes diminish in his sophomore and junior seasons.

Sulaimon was dismissed from the Duke program in late January after being "unable to consistently live up to the standards required to be a member” of the Blue Devils, according to a release from head coach Mike Krzyzewski.

His dismissal came close to a month before a report from Duke’s student newspaper stating that he had been accused of sexual assault by two students at the school.


Sulaimon has since refuted the report and legal action in regards to the alleged incidents was not reportedly pursued with local police, nor were complaints filed through the university.

“Me being dismissed from the team had nothing to do with this allegation," Sulaimon told “I have never sexually assaulted, not only anyone on the Duke campus, but anyone period.”

Head coach Mark Turgeon has been open to taking transfers throughout the process of building his program at Maryland.

Among them is Dez Wells from Xavier, Evan Smotrycz from Michigan, Richaud Pack from North Carolina A&T, and now-eligible Robert Carter from Georgia Tech.

Turgeon has a familiarity with Sulaimon, having recruited the Houston native while he was the head coach at Texas A&M.

In early preseason projections, Maryland has already been regarded as a potential Top-5 team after Melo Trimble and Jake Layman announced that they would return to school and the Terrapins added five-star center Diamond Stone during the spring.

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Huerter, the newest Hawk, introduced in Atlanta


Huerter, the newest Hawk, introduced in Atlanta

It was just months ago that Maryland sophomore Kevin Huerter was a sure lock to return for the 2018-2019 season in College Park. 

At some point during the offseason, the 19-year-old changed his mind and decided to test his luck and enter the 2018 NBA Draft. 

After a solid performance at the Combine, Huerter began to soar up draft projection boards. 

Fast forward to the night of the Draft on June 21 from the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y. 

The Clifton Park, N.Y. native declined an invite to instead be with his family, friends and former teammates at a local country club. 

After watching 18 players get their names called by Commisioner Adam Silver, this happened: 

This viral video had the 518 (Albany, N.Y. area code) basketball community buzzing about the kid who brought Shenendehowa High School its first state championship since 1987. 

Huerter enjoyed outreach from many different names throughout the sports community: 

On Monday, Huerter was officially introduced as the newest Atlanta Hawk. His father, Tom Huerter, documented part of the special day on Twitter: 

In other news, if you don't see Kevin Huerter in Summer League, don't worry. Earlier this month, Huerter learned he needed to repair torn ligaments in his right shooting hand in order to be fully ready for the start of camp. 

Hawks general manager Travis Schlenk expressed his confidence in a full recovery for Huerter during the introductory press conference Monday. 

Clearly the organization is in the middle of a massive rebuild, and it's hoping that newcomers Kevin Huerter, Trae Young and Omari Spellman will be at the center of it. 

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NBA Draft 2018: Maryland basketball's Justin Jackson drafted by Nuggets, traded to Magic

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NBA Draft 2018: Maryland basketball's Justin Jackson drafted by Nuggets, traded to Magic

Maryland basketball had two players drafted in one night for the second time in three years Thursday night when the Denver Nuggets picked Justin Jackson with the No. 43 pick in the 2018 NBA Draft.

Jackson was subsequently traded to the Orlando Magic as part of a deal that brought the No. 41 overall pick, Kentucky's Jarred Vanderbilt, to Denver.

After his freshman season, in which he averaged 10.5 points and six rebounds a game while shooting 43.8 percent from beyond the arc, Jackson declared for the draft without an agent, but elected to return to Maryland for his sophomore season. But he'd play just 11 games before being shutdown for the year with a torn labrum. His draft stock was hurt, but obviously not totally erased.

He had surgery in January and ended up being the first Terp to declare for the 2018 NBA Draft back in March. Though Jackson's recovery kept him out of the NBA Combine, teams were still intrigued by what they'd seen from him in the past to be willing to take a flyer.

A 6-foot-7 forward with a 7-foot-3 wingspan, Jackson has the skill to play anywhere between the two or the four in the NBA, and the length to guard all kinds of players.

With Kevin Huerter headed to the last-place Atlanta Hawks, Maryland basketball's two draftees are slated to join last season's two worst teams in the Eastern Conference.