Sulaimon Continues Working

CHICAGO -- Being a committed player can sometimes mean being the forgotten man among recruiting circles. While Rasheed Sulaimon committed to Duke back in February, he is still working hard on his game, and also, working hard to recruit other talented players to play with him at Duke. Sulaimon recently spoke to TDD at the Deron Williams Skills Academy in Chicago to break down his workouts.

Rasheed Sulaimon is working hard this summer to improve his game and man both guard positions. Rasheed recently went through a lot of point guard work at the Deron Williams Skills Academy.

"It's just a great experience. To be able to have these top high school and college guys come and learn from these professional guys is just truly a blessing," Sulaimon said. "I learned a lot here and I'm looking forward to implementing this stuff in my game."

Known more as a shooting guard, Sulaimon is working on improving his point guard abilities in case he is asked to occasionally handle the ball at Duke.

"Being a point guard, you have to think through the game, and of course I think I can do a better job of thinking through the game," Sulaimon said. "At the next level I see myself doing both, honestly. I feel I can play the one and I feel comfortable playing the two so wherever coach needs me at, I'm going to play."

The Texas-native also has other aspects of his game he is working on this summer.

"Of course strength and quickness," Sulaimon acknowledged. "There are a lot of things I need to work on, but they showed me some things in this camp to work on and I plan on going home and working on it."

The focus for Rasheed is mainly to improve his game, but becoming another recruiter for the Blue Devils also plays in his mind. Recently, Rasheed spent time with Duke targets Tony Parker and Rodney Purvis at the Skills Academies.

"I've been talking to Tony and Rodney," Rasheed said. "They still have Duke in their top schools and I'm just continuing to recruit them and hopefully I can take an official (visit) with them."

Rasheed was going to try and visit campus recently, but will wait for his official visit to make a trip back to Durham.

"I was gonna visit sometime in June but the ticket got too expensive so I plan on taking my official visit later on this year."


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