Duke basketball ignored Rasheed Sulaimon sexual assault allegations

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Five-star guard signee Rasheed Sulaimon was the first player to be kicked off the Duke basketball team during the Mike Krzyzewski era. In the 35 years of Coach K, Sulaimon, dismissed on January 29th, is the first and only player to get kicked out.

Today, we found out why. And it’s a more serious issue than the cliche corporatspeak phrase “violation of team rules” that every single college sports information department uses

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#12 Duke Blue Devils: College Basketball 111 in 111

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Welcome to The Sports Bank’s third annual college basketball season preview series.  Two years we looked at 99 teams in 99 days.  Last year, we were slightly more aggressive and expanded to 111 teams in 111 days and will do so again as we look ahead to the 2012-2013 season.

We will rank the 75 power conference teams and top 36 mid-majors in reverse power ranking order.  We’ll break down rosters, transfers, incoming freshmen, non-conference schedules, and pick a player to watch for each team.

Here’s a major reach of a statement; The Duke Blue Devils are going to be good this year.  (Although they were good last year and shocked in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament by 15 seed Lehigh.)  Do they have enough talent to be a true title contender though?  I just don’t see it.

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Duke super-recruit Rasheed Sulaimon named to Nike Hoop Summit

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Rasheed Sulaimon, a 2012 Duke Blue Devils signee, is among the 10 elite high school seniors named by USA Basketball today to the roster for the 2012 USA Junior National Select Team, which will take on the World Select Team in the 2012 Nike Hoop Summit on Saturday, April 7 at the Rose Garden in Portland, Ore.

Duke’s lone 2012 signee, Rasheed Sulaimon, will play on the West team in the 2012 McDonald’s All American Game, March 28th at the United Center; home of the Chicago Bulls. Duke targets Shabazz Muhammad, Tony Parker and Amile Jefferson were also selected to play in the prestigious all-star game. North Carolina signee Marcus Paige will play alongside Sulaimon (ESPNU #14 recruit) in the backcourt. Paige is North Carolina’s only committed player in this year’s event.