Dave Lamonica of the Terrapin Times joined the Scott Garceau Show with Jeremy Conn to talk about the newest Terp Rasheed Sulaimon and what he could bring to Maryland. Sulaimon was dismissed from the Duke Blue Devil’s program earlier in the year while sexual assault allegations surrounded the guard. Scott believes the pick up could be viewed as controversial amongst some fans but Dave believes Turgeon has made sure that issues will not surround the Terrapins. “What people need to realize here is that Coach Turgeon has known Rasheed. He recruited him when he was at Texas A&M, and has known him since the 7th grade. He knows the family well, he knows Rasheed well and so does assistant Dustin Clark as well. Anything that probably went down with Rasheed I’m sure that Coach Turgeon has fully investigated.”
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Maryland suddenly finds themselves in a position with a ton of depth in the back court. Dave talks about how Sulaimon could fit in the Terps rotation and what the starting lineup could look like. “He’s going to start right away at the Shooting Guard spot. You’re looking at Trimble at the point, Layman at the wing, with Robert Carter who sat out last year, the transfer from Georgia Tech at the Power Forward spot and then Diamond Stone, the big commitment at the Center spot.”READ MORE: COVID-19 In Maryland: 1.5K New Cases & 17 Deaths Reported Saturday
Finally Dave believes that Rasheed could bring something to the table that the Terrapins are lacking already, a solid defender. “He’s an awesome defender which is something they don’t have. He shoots it well, he shoots about 40% from 3 but mostly what Terps fans should be excited about is his defense. They don’t really have a shut down defender. Layman has struggled there and Trimble isn’t a shut down defender either so that’s something that he is definitely going to bring to the table right away.”MORE NEWS: People In Baltimore Protest In Solidarity, Mourning Daunte Wright's Death After He Was Fatally Shot By Police During Traffic Stop In Minnesota
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