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Maryland basketball’s Rasheed Sulaimon signs with Hornets

He’s one of three rookie Terps on NBA rosters.

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Rasheed Sulaimon has found an NBA home. The former Maryland guard signed a contract with the Charlotte Hornets on Wednesday. The terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Sulaimon signed on to play for the Bulls’ summer league team, but didn’t stay on after summer league play finished.

Sulaimon played his senior season at Maryland after transferring from Duke, and was not selected in the 2016 NBA Draft. He’s the third Terp from the 2016 draft class on an NBA roster. Jake Layman, drafted by the Portland Trail Blazers at No. 47 overall, and Diamond Stone, drafted No. 40 by the Los Angeles Clippers, are the other Maryland rookies on NBA teams. Robert Carter Jr. signed a contract in Italy after the Warriors cut him.

Sulaimon’s contract means he will play for the Hornets during training camp, but come the start of the season, a D-League trip seems likely for him. Charlotte’s roster is at 18, and that will need to be trimmed down.

Sulaimon will wear No. 6 for the Hornets.