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Former Pitt Forward Abdoul-Karim Coulibaly Transfers to St. Bonaventure

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On Friday, former Panther Abdoul-Karim Coulibaly found a new home and committed to play at St. Bonaventure.

The Mali native played two years at Pitt under Jeff Capel, averaging 5.2 points and 3.9 rebounds per game in this past season. Coulibaly, whose best strength is his defense, also racked up 19 blocks and 15 steals this year.

The 6-foot-9 Coulibaly finishes his Pitt career with 184 points and 130 rebounds over a total of 48 games, including 20 starts. From his freshman to his sophomore season with the Panthers, Coulibaly improved his field goal percentage from 42% to 51%, his free-throw percentage from 48% to 69%, and his 3-point percentage from 0% to 33%. He also played substantially more minutes this season, as his average of 9.4 minutes per game increased to 22.5 this year.

He will be moving on to a Bonnies team that went 16-5 this year, including 11-4 in Atlantic 10 play. That record was good for first in the conference, and they also went on to win the conference tournament, landing an automatic bid to the NCAA tournament. There, the Bonnies fell to LSU in the first round.

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