Each week, find a summary of the performances of the Mali hopefuls playing in the American women’s university championship (NCAAW).
Mali rear international Rokia Doumbia, 20 (1.75m), was an active player in the Arkansas Razorbacks’ big win over VanderbiltCommodores (100-66) in their last game on Sunday evening. Sophomore Rokia Doumbia had her first career double-double with a career high of 13 points and 10 rebounds. Arkansas (15-3, 3-2 Southeastern Conference) shot 15 of 26 (57.7%) from behind the arc, scored 100 points for the first time since 1991 and beat the Commodores at Memorial Gym for the first time since 2001. Doumbia has this season’s statistics of 3.3 ppg, 4.3 rpg and 1.0 ast. She joined Mali’s national team A last summer during the 2019 Women’s Afrobasket in Dakar (Senegal).
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Awa keita (Southern Illinois Salukis)
Former U19 player Awa Keita (1m82) participated in the big victory of her university against that of SIU-Edwardsville, dominated on the score 103 to 67. Out of the bench, Keita, with a short playing time of 9 minutes , scored 5 points and grabbed 2 rebounds. Its overall statistics this year are 3.7ppg, 2.3rpg and 0.4ast. She played for the Mali national team in 2015 at the FIBA U19 World Cup.
The former Mali under-18 international Ramatoulaye (1.80m) saw her team lose in their last match. Unfortunately, the player was absent in the Colonials’ last game lost by 5 points 61-66 to TCU Horned Frogs. Away from the prosecution this season due to cruciate ligaments, Keita has not discussed any matches so far with his team. In rehabilitation, she gradually resumes training.
Other players who may have a Malian origin (we are continuing our research)
Touré is a native of Kennewick, Washington with his 1m55. Considered in high school as a four-star rookie (ProspectsNation.com), she became the best scorer of all time in Kamiakin with 24.5 points on average, 10.6 rebounds, 3.8 interceptions, 2.5 assists and 1 , 4 blocks per match as a junior. This season Touré has overall statistics of 7.8ppg, 6.1rpg and 1.1ast
Atlanta native Traore, 20, 1m82, played at the Peak Team Engram National club, winning the Basketball team title on Bayou… Also played volleyball for three years at Lakeside. She has overall statistics this year of 1.4ppg, 0.8rpg and 0.1ast.
Konaté has overall statistics this year of 8.8ppg, 2.7rpg and 3.3ast. French player with Malian origins, she went through the Toulouse Métropole Basket hope team, she played for the France team at the FIBA 3X3 junior world cup. She was contacted by the Mali U18 team in 2018.
Former international U19 of France, Sissoko, 20 years and 1m88.