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#14 Rasheed Sulaimon
Position: Guard
Height: 6'5"
Weight: 195
Year: Junior
City/State: Houston, Texas
High School: Strake Jesuit College Prep
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Rasheed Sulaimon Bio
Courtesy: Duke Sports Information
Updated: 10/01/2013
Career
  • Ultra-quick guard with good strength and wing span ... has the ability to break down defenses with strong drives to the basket or with long range shooting stroke
  • Can be a disruptive force on defense with active hands and consistent ball pressure
  • Possesses excellent court vision and the ability to make scoring passes in traffic ... also a very good decision maker off the dribble
  • Continues to develop his mid-range game and scoring off the bounce
  • Has the make-up to thrive in an up-tempo style of play ... one of the top run and jump athletes on the team
  • Will be looked upon to be a consistent backcourt weapon and a hard-nosed defensive presence for the Blue Devils as a sophomore
  • Can play either guard spot or slide to the small forward position in some rotations ... versatility allows him to impact the game in a variety of ways
  • Part of an experienced Duke backcourt that also features senior Tyler Thornton, junior Quinn Cook and graduate student Andre Dawkins
  • Has gained valuable experience playing USA Basketball ... was on gold medal-winning teams at the 2012 FIBA Americas U18 Championship and the 2013 FIBA U19 World Championship
  • Active with the Read with the Blue Devils program ... also volunteers with The Monday Life, a non-profit organization that helps hospitalized children feel better and heal faster by drastically improving patient environments

2012-13
  • Selected to the ACC All-Freshman Team by the league’s coaches and media ... also earned a spot on the All-ACC Academic Team
  • Appeared in all 36 games while starting 33 ... averaged 11.6 points, 3.4 rebounds and 1.9 assists per contest
  • Knocked down 49 three-point field goals, seventh most by a Duke freshman ... shot 37.1 percent from behind the three-point arc
  • Scored in double figures 22 times with three 20+ point efforts
  • Ranked seventh in the ACC in free throw percentage (.802) ... free throw percentage was the sixth-best by a Duke freshman
  • Named ACC Rookie of the Week twice (12/3, 2/25)
  • Went 12-of-14 from the free throw line and finished with 16 points and four rebounds in an Elite Eight win over Michigan State (3/29)
  • Finished with 21 points to lead Duke in scoring in an NCAA Tournament win over Creighton (3/24) ... was 5-of-9 from the field and 8-of-10 from the foul line against the Bluejays
  • Scored 12 of Duke’s 26 points in the second half of the ACC Tournament quarterfinal game against Maryland (3/15) ... finished with 16 points and six rebounds
  • Led Duke in scoring with a career-high 27 points on a career-best 10 made field goals in a win over Maryland (2/24) ... scored 15 points in the opening half on 6-of-9 shooting
  • Totaled 17 points on 7-of-11 shooting from the field and 3-of-4 shooting from three-point range against Virginia Tech (2/21)
  • Turned in a 7-of-7 free throw shooting performance against Maryland (2/16) ... finished with 16 points and four rebounds
  • Totaled 13 points and a team-high five assists in a win over North Carolina (2/13)
  • Scored 25 points to lead Duke past Maryland (1/26) ... matched a Duke freshman record by hitting six three-pointers ... also converted the first four-point play of his career ... was 9-of-13 from the field, including 6-of-8 from three-point range in the victory
  • Led Duke in scoring with a 16-point performance against Miami (1/23) ... registered a season-high four assists
  • Hit three treys in a win over Georgia Tech (1/17) ... shot 5-of-8 from the floor and 3-of-4 from three-point range to finish with 15 points
  • Matched a career high with seven rebounds against Clemson (1/8)
  • Scored 12 points to lead Duke past Wake Forest (1/5) ... shot 5-of-11 from the floor and 2-of-4 from three-point range
  • Finished with eight points and seven rebounds in a win over Davidson (1/2)
  • Turned in his third game of the season with at least three treys in a win over Elon (12/20) ... finished with 13 points, two rebounds, four assists and a steal
  • Notched 16 points on 6-of-10 shooting from the field and 4-of-4 shooting at the free throw line against Cornell (12/19)
  • Dished a season-high seven assists in a win over Temple (12/8) ... also scored eight points and pulled down two rebounds
  • Tallied double-figuring scoring for the seventh consecutive game with a 14-point performance against Delaware (12/1) ... also registered four rebounds and six assists in the win
  • Recorded all 17 of his points in the second half to propel Duke to a 73-68 victory over No. 4 Ohio State (11/28) ... shot 7-of-10 from the floor in the second half, with the seven field goals marking a career-high ... tallied double-figure scoring for the sixth consecutive game
  • Scored 14 points to help Duke capture the Battle 4 Atlantis title with a win over No. 2 Louisville (11/24) ... finished the night with 14 points, four rebounds, three steals and one block
  • Pulled down seven rebounds to go with 12 points in a win over VCU (11/23) ... also played a season-high 34 minutes in the contest
  • Totaled 11 points on 4-of-7 shooting from the field against Minnesota (11/22) in the Battle 4 Atlantis opener
  • Scored a season-best 19 points against Florida Gulf Coast (11/18) ... sank three treys and went 6-of-6 at the free throw line ... drew three charges in the contest
  • Posted the first double-figure scoring effort of his career in a win over No. 3 Kentucky (11/13), registering 10 points, a team-high six rebounds and five assists (zero turnovers) in 33 minutes of action ... sank three treys and drew a charge in the second half of play to spark the Blue Devils
  • Earned a start in his collegiate debut against Georgia State (11/9), scoring six points on 2-of-3 shooting from three-point range ... also pulled down four rebounds and tallied four assists ... became the ninth freshman guard to start a season opener under Coach K

High School
  • Contributed 18 points and four assists for the West team, which beat the East team 106-102, in the 2012 McDonald’s All-America game
  • Won the Powerade Jam Fest three-point shootout at the McDonald’s All-America game ... became the eighth Blue Devil to capture the three-point shootout title at the event
  • Scored 13 points and pulled down seven rebounds for the West team in a 99-95 victory over the East team at the 2012 Jordan Brand Classic
  • Played three varsity seasons at Strake Jesuit Prep in Houston, Texas ... freshmen are not permitted to play varsity athletics at the school
  • Averaged 27.4 points, 6.4 rebounds and 3.6 assists per game as Strake Jesuit went 26-4, won the District 19-5A title and made an appearance in the state playoffs in 2012
  • Shot 57.3 percent from the floor, including 40.6 percent from three-point range, as a senior and also led Strake Jesuit in assists and defensive rebounds
  • Scored 42 points in his team’s loss in the area championship game as a senior
  • Named to the Parade Magazine All-America team following his senior season ... also a third team MaxPreps All-America selection
  • Selected as a second team ESPNHS All-America in 2012
  • Chosen as inaugural Guy V. Lewis Greater Houston Player of the Year as a senior
  • Named 5A all-state in 2012 by the Texas Association of Basketball Coaches
  • Tabbed 2012 District 19-5A MVP by district coaches after leading Strake Jesuit to a 14-0 mark in district play
  • Played in the 2011 All-American Championship in Houston, Texas and scored 13 points on 5-of-12 shooting in addition to dishing out six assists
  • As a junior, averaged 21.4 ppg., 5.4 rpg., 3.0 apg. and 2.4 spg. to lead Strake Jesuit to a 26-4 record and the District 19-5A title
  • Scored 20 or more points in 16 of his 30 games in 2011, while reaching double figures in all but one contest
  • Averaged 21.4 points, 3.9 rebounds, 2.6 assists and 2.1 steals per game as a sophomore ... led Strake Jesuit to a 20-14 record and Region 3 semifinals appearance in 2010
  • Ranked as the No. 1 shooting guard in his class by Scout.com, No. 3 by ESPNU 100 and the fourth-best shooting guard by Rivals
  • Rated as the No. 12 overall prospect by Scout.com and ESPNU 100 and No. 18 by Rivals.com
  • Ranked No. 12 overall by the Recruiting Services Consensus Index

USA Basketball
  • Started eight of nine contests for gold medal-winning 2013 FIBA U19 World Championship Team ... averaged 8.4 points and 2.8 rebounds while shooting 40.5 percent (15-of-37) from three-point range.
  • Had 15 points on 7-of-12 shooting in pool play against Serbia ... added 12 points in the gold medal game against Serbia
  • Helped USA to the gold medal at 2012 Men’s FIBA Americas U18 Championship in Brazil
  • Came off the bench in all five games to average 10.0 points and 3.4 rebounds per game ... shot  54.1 percent (20-of-37) from the field in 20.0 minutes per game
  • Had 14 points on 5-of-9 shooting in the semifinal win over Argentina ... recorded 12 points, five rebounds and three assists in a tournament opening win over the U.S. Virgin Islands
  • Also played in the 2012 USA Basketball Nike Hoop Summit, scoring three points in 19 minutes of action as the U.S. fell to the World team, 84-75

Personal
  • Born Rasheed Wesley Sulaimon on March 9, 1994 in Houston, Texas
  • Son of Kenny and Angela Sulaimon
  • Father, Kenny, is a store manager and is originally from Nigeria
  • Mother, Angela, is a nutritionist and was born in Jamaica
  • Has a brother, David, and four sisters, LaToya, Brittny, Shannon and Raven
  • Member of the National Honor Society, holding a 3.56 GPA at Strake Jesuit ... also received the Scholar-Athlete of the Year Award as a senior
  • A two-year volunteer with the Challenge Basketball Program
  • Played AAU for Houston Hoops
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