On Thursday, Miami announced that junior guard Rashad Muhammad was dismissed from the program, “for failure to meet team expectations.
Muhammad, the younger brother of former UCLA star and current Minnesota Timberwolves guard Shabazz, was suspended earlier this month for a violation of team rules. He did not appear in a single game for the Hurricanes.
Muhammad began his college career at San Jose State, averaging better than 13 points per game in both his freshman and sophomore seasons, scoring in double figures 43 times in 58 games with the Spartans. He decided to transfer to Miami in August 2015. He was required to sit out the previous season due to NCAA transfer rules. He had two years of eligibilty remaining
He became eligible a year after a pair of transfers, Sheldon McClellan and Angel Rodriguez — Miami’s two leading scorers from a season ago — had capped successful two-year stints under Jim Larranaga.
While the Canes were looking for Muhammad to add another 3-point threat (he connected on 134 threes at San Jose State), they still have a backcourt capable of competing in the loaded ACC. Ja’Quan Newton is leading the team in scoring at 15.7 points per game. Davon Reed is shooting 38 percent from beyond the arc this season, and Bruce Brown, the versatile freshman guard, has been a valuable addition.
Miami is 4-0 on the season.