Seton Hall reaches out to Rasheed Sulaimon

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Seton Hall is among a long list of schools that have contacted Duke graduate transfer Rasheed Sulaimon.

ESPN’s Jeff Goodman pretty much touched all the bases in his story here regarding Rasheed Sulaimon’s sexual assault accusations, his falling out at Duke and his current mindstate, so check that piece out if you want all the details.

If you don’t feel like reading the whole story, here are the highlights:

  • Sulaimon is adamant that the allegations are false, which appears to also be the stance taken by Duke. Their AD is allowing Sulaimon to finish up his studies and graduate in August (he has a 3.07 GPA) after taking summer classes. He currently lives in an off-campus apartment with former teammates Amile Jefferson and Sean Kelly. This would reflect really poorly on Duke if the allegations turned into something of real substance, so it’s more than the player just denying everything.
  • If you’re wondering why he was kicked off the team, Sulaimon says: “Me being dismissed from the team had nothing to do with this allegation” and explains in-depth about how he foolishly was disgruntled by not starting and for not being played in a game against Michigan last season.
  • A 6-foot-4 guard and former All-American, Sulaimon is eligible immediately and has one year left to play. He averaged career highs of 11.6 ppg, 3.4 rpg in 29.2 mpg as a freshman.
  • According to Goodman, the following schools, among others have reached out: Arizona State, Baylor, Colorado, George Washington, Houston, LSU, Maryland, Memphis, Oklahoma State, Seton Hall, SMU, Texas, Texas Southern and Texas A&M.

Sulaimon isn’t the only immediately eligible guard that Seton Hall has reached out to in the wake of Sterling Gibbs’ transfer yesterday, joining Paterson native Eli Carter. Both would make an instant impact, with Carter is a bit more of a point guard, though neither are pure floor generals.

It seems clear that the staff intends to add a fourth guard to the fray next season, but will they be one of Sulaimon or Carter?

  • Dan

    Chris, Any word on Doughty?