According to a report by Matt Porter of the Palm Beach Post which cited a press release by the University of Miami athletic department, Canes Hoops has dismissed SG Rashad Muhammad from the program.
Muhammad, a 6’6” SG, transferred to Miami from San Jose State prior to the 2015 season. He sat out that season per NCAA transfer rules, and was in line for major playing time with the Canes this season. The Las Vegas native starred at Bishop Gorman HS as did his brother — NBA swingman Shabazz Muhammad — before going on to San Jose State. The younger Muhammad averaged 13.2 and 13.9 points er game in his 2 seasons wit SJSU.
Following his mandatory redshirt year as a transfer, Muhammad was suspended by Canes Hoops for the first 3 games of the 2016-17 season. He was eligible to come off of suspension today as the Canes are playing their 4th game of the season. Instead, the report of Muhammad’s dismissal broke, thus ending his time in Miami before he even played a minute of game action.
Even without a talented and proven scorer such as Muhammad, Miami has plenty of firepower on the wing. Freshmen Bruce Brown and Dejan Vasiljevich figure to stay at the top of the bench rotation, and starters Anthony Lawrence and Davon Reed can extend their minutes, as well.
Obviously, you don’t want to have to dismiss players from the program, but if that’s what Coach Larrañaga believes he had to do, then I’m behind him 100%.
We wish Rashad Muhammad all the best in his future endeavors.
More on this as it is available.