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Dauda of Arkansas joins coach Dawn Staley and national champion South Carolina

COLUMBIA, SC: South Carolina adds former Arkansas forward Maryam Dauda to its national championship roster.

The 6-foot-4 Dauda spent the last three seasons with the Razorbacks. On Wednesday, she announced her commitment to the Gamecocks on social media.

Dauda, ​​a native of Bentonville, Arkansas, started all 33 games for Arkansas last season and led the team in field goal percentage, blocks and offensive rebounds. That should be a nice addition for South Carolina and coach Dawn Staley, whose team lost its biggest post presence and leading scorer in Kamilla Cardoso (6-7) after an undefeated season.

Dauda came to Arkansas as a McDonald's All-American but missed her freshman year in 2021-22 due to injury. She averaged 10.1 points and 6.3 rebounds last season.

Dauda joins a strong South Carolina frontcourt that includes 6-foot-3 Ashlyn Watkins, 6-foot-3 Sania Feagin and 6-foot-2 Chloe Kitts, all of whom played big roles in their team's 38-0 season.

The Gamecocks also added 6-foot-1 freshman Adhel Tac, who joined the team mid-season last year after suffering a knee injury.

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This story has been corrected to correct the spelling of Adhel Tac's first name.

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AP Women's College Basketball: and https://apnews.com/hub/womens-college-basketball

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