Redshirt junior guard Rashad Muhammad “will no longer be a part of the University of Miami men’s basketball program, for failure to meet team expectations,” according to a press release sent Thursday afternoon.
Muhammad, a transfer from San Jose State who sat out last year, was suspended for the first three games of this year. He was eligible to participate for the first time Thursday, when the Hurricanes played Stanford in the opening round of the AdvoCare Invitational in Orlando.
Muhammad is the brother of NBA swingman Shabazz Muhammad. He is 6-foot-6 and 185 pounds, a gain of about 30 pounds from when he first arrived. Coach Jim Larranaga praised him for his effort in the weight room and was encouraged by his summer progress, but suspended him entering the season for a violation of team rules.
He was expected to be a shooter off the bench for the 2016-17 team.