Duke’s season thus far has been a bit of a roller coaster ride. The undefeated start, the Ryan Kelly injury, the Jabari Parker signing, blowout wins and a historic blowout loss has produced a multitude of storylines.
Yet through all the ups and downs, freshman Rasheed Sulaimon has been a key player for the Blue Devils. The promising young guard has started all but one game, averages nearly 30 minutes of playing time and is Duke’s third leading scorer (via GoDuke).
Though his role on the team has changed since the injury to Kelly, Sulaimon has been dependable in terms of effort and energy and has evidenced his vast potential.
As integral as Sulaimon is, his development as a player will deeply impact Duke’s success this season. Therefore, it’s worth taking a closer look at some of his strengths and weaknesses.