FIND EVERY WEEK A SUMMARY OF THE PERFORMANCE OF MALIAN PLAYERS EVOLVING IN THE AMERICAN UNIVERSITY CHAMPIONSHIP (NCAA).
CONFERENCE : PAC12
Former under-17 international pivot N’Faly Danté (2.11 m-104 kg) has been absent for four games played by the Oregon Ducks. Oregon lost at home last weekend (60-70) without his pivot Danté, who suffers from the knee, he was injured against the Huskies. Dante has relatively good statistics this year: 6.2 ppg, 2.7 rpg and 0.4 apg.
CONFERENCE : ASUN
Former international under-18 pivot Mahamadou Diawara (2m08-100kg) actively participated in the Hatters’ victory over Lipscomb Bisons 55-53. Mahamadou Diawara scored 6 points and took 5 rebounds in 28 minutes of play. Diawara has relatively good statistics this year: 12.9 ppg, 6.6 rpg, 0.6 apg.
Souleymane Diakite (NJIT Highlanders)
Diakite (2m06-99) failed to prevent the NJIT Highlanders’ short loss to the North Alabama lions in their last away game (78-74). Diakite scored 5 points, captured 1 rebound and made 1 assist in 25 minutes of play. This year, Diakite’s overall statistics are 6.8 ppg, 8.2 rpg, 2.0 apg.
CONFERENCE : EAST AMERICA
Sekou Dembele (Southern Illinois Salukis)
Dembele (2m01-104kg) did not take part in Salukis’ victory over Drake Bulldogs who beat 79-72. Dembele’s overall statistics for this year are: 1.6 ppg, 2.0 rpg and 0.1 apg. He played for the Mali national team in 2017.
CONFERENCE : : METRO ATLANTIC ATHLETIC
Fousseyni Dramé (Saint Peter’s Peacocks)
The international U19 Fousseyni Dramé (2m01-87 kg participated in the victory of the Peacocks in their last away game against Siena Saints (80-85). Drama played 16 minutes with an average performance 5 points and seized 3 rebounds This year, Fouseyni’s overall statistics are 4.8ppg and 4.1rpg and 0.3 apg.
Hassan Drame (Saint Peter’s Peacocks)
The international U19 Hassan Drama (2m01-86 kg) is teammate of his twin brother Fousseyni Drama mentioned above. Hassan actively took part in the Peacocks’ victory in their last away game against Siena Saints (80-85). He scored 12 points and 5 rebounds and made 2 asists in 18 minutes of play. This year, Hassan’s total stats are 5.2 ppg and 5.7 rpg and 0.7 apg.
CONFERENCE : BIG SKY
Boubacar Diakite (Weber State Wildcats)
Former U18 international Boubacar Diakite (2m02-98kg) was once again absent in the last game of Weber State Wildcats defeated by the Northern Colorado Bears 52-70. This year, Diakite posted an average of 1.7 ppg, 1.0 rpg and 0.7 apg.
CONFERENCE : ATLANTIC COAST
Bourama Sidibe (Syracuse)
Sidibe (2m08-97kg) was able to help Syracuse in his loss to the field of one of the NCAA’s big names, the Duke Blue Devils 98-88. Sidibé scored only 8 points and grabbed 7 rebounds in 22 minutes of play. This year, Sidibe’s overall statistics are 5.4 ppg, 7.1rpg and 0.2 apg.
Abdoul Karim Coulibaly (Pittsburgh Panthers)
Coulibaly (2m06-PF) made a shy contribution in the win outside the Pittsburgh Panthers against the Miami Hurrican 57-62. In rotation, the native of Bamako could only score 2 points and 1 rebound in 9 minutes of play. This year, Coulibaly posted an average of 2.0 ppg, 1.4 rpg and 0.3 apg.
CONFERENCE : WEST COAST
Tahirou Diabate (Portland Pilots)
By finishing second best scorer for his team, Diabaté (2m06-F-98kg) could not help his Portland Pilots team, largely dominated on the field of Santa Clara Broncos 81-65. He scored only 14 points and made 8 rebounds in 27 minutes of play. Diabate’s total statistics this year are 9.5 ppg, 5.0 rpg and 0.4 apg.
CONFERENCE : BIG WEST
Amadou Sow (UC Santa Barbara Gauchos)
Sow (2m06-F-98kg) had a very big game, contributing to the UCSB victory in his match against Long Beach State 49ers (87-62). Sow, who is without doubt one of the best Malians in the NCAA this season, recorded 15 points, 14 rebounds and 1 assist in 35 minutes. He has reliable statistics this year: 14.1 ppg, 7.2 rpg and 0.8 apg.
CONFERENCE : OHIO VALLEY
Amadou Sylla (Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles)
Sylla (2m03-F) and the Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles were beaten on the grounds of the Tennessee State Tigers 72-67. Out of the bench, Sylla recorded only 4 points, 8 rebounds in 21 minutes of play. The total statistics of Sylla this year are: 6.3 ppg, 5.7 rpg and 0.5.