Duke junior guard Rasheed Sulaimon has been kicked off the team for not living up to the high standards set by head coach Mike Krzyzewski.
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Duke basketball has become the center of attention in the college basketball world for the past few days. On Sunday, head coach Mike Krzyzewski achieved his 1,000th career victory with a win over St. John’s.
However, the Blue Devils are enduring negative press right now as junior guard Rasheed Sulaimon has been kicked off the team.
Krzyzewski explained why Sulaimon will no longer be a Blue Devils basketball player. “Rasheed has been unable to consistently unable to live up to the standards required to be a member of our program,” the Duke head coach said in a press release, according to ESPN.
This is an isolated incident in Duke basketball, as Sulaimon is the first player to be dismissed from the team in the Krzyzewski era, which is in its 35th season.
The Blue Devils are currently ranked fourth in the country as they hold a 17-3 record, but they are coming off a loss to No. 8 Notre Dame.
They will look to move on from the Sulaimon dismissal and recover in a crucial game against No. 2 Virginia as they hope to give the Cavaliers their first loss of the season and keep their ACC championship hopes alive.