One of the better underclassmen prospects playing in the Gonzaga DC Classic was 2019 forward Karim Coulibaly.
Coulibaly, who played for Mali in the FIBA u17 World Championships this past summer, scored 21 points in Laurel (Md.) St. Vincent Pallotti’s loss to Whitney Young in the opening round of the event.
Standing 6-foot-8, Coulibaly is a versatile power forward that played an aggressive brand of basketball. The southpaw was efficient on the offensive end and showed he could score in a variety of ways.
Coulibaly has good hands and nice touch around the basket. He’s particularly a good finisher with his left hand. He hit a catch and shoot three-pointer, scored off of post ups with a left jump hook and was active on the glass.
“I’ve been playing good,” Coulibaly told Scout after the game. “I got to play hard and good things happen.”
To date, he’s taken unofficial visits to George Washington and Maryland.