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Arizona received commitments from two forwards, Sali Kourouma from arkansas-Little Rock and Isis Beh from West Virginia. Both took similar winding roads through college basketball that have led them to Tucson.
Kourouma spent two years at Grayson College in Denison, Tex. but only played for one season while redshirting the other one. Her one season was a great one, though.
The native of Kati, Mali was the conference Newcomer of the Year and first team all-conference for the NJCAA Division I program in 2020-21. She had a double-double in 15 of the team's 23 games.
She spent the last two seasons at Little Rock where she repeated her success. In her two seasons there, Kourouma averaged 17.6 points, 6.4 rebounds, 0.8 assists, 2.0 steals, and 0.8 blocks in 29.4 minutes per game.
The 5-foot-11 forward was All-Sunbelt second team in 2021-22. The next season, the school moved to the Ohio Valley Conference where she was the 2022-23 Conference Player of the Year. She helped her team to a 21-11 record including 17-1 in conference play. They were upset in the OVC tournament championship game by third-seeded Tennessee Tech before losing their first game in the WNIT to SMU.
Kourouma will be joined by another forward who has spent some time on the juco circuit. Beh is a native of the Western U.S., hailing from Murray, Utah.