High School: Bentonville (AR)
Recruiting Status: Signed with Arkansas
Notes: originally from Nigeria
Recruiting Summary for Maryam Dauda
May 17, 2020: committed to Baylor
May 14, 2021: signed with Arkansas (after release from Baylor NLI)
Dauda Signs With Hometown Hogs (Arkansas press release, 5/14/2021)
“Maryam becoming a Razorback in the Class of 2021 gives us another outstanding young student-athlete to represent the University of Arkansas,” Neighbors said. “Everyone in this state has seen her lead her Bentonville High School team under Tom Halbmaier to great success. Offensively, she can score on the block and stretch the floor to the three-point line. She’s an 80 percent free throw shooter and is a capable, willing passer. She runs the court like she’s a guard and can finish in transition, making her the perfect fit for our roster. Defensively she changes the game in the lane. She has incredible ability to affect shots with her timing, and she also has a knack for blocking shots without fouling. I have no idea how tall they will list her in the program but she plays taller than whatever that number will be.”
Bentonville’s Dauda impressed with Neighbors’ program (Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, 2/25/2020)
Dauda has accumulated approximately 10 scholarship offers from schools such as Arkansas, Tennessee, Baylor, UCLA, Missouri, Texas and others. Originally from Nigeria, she has lived in Arkansas for about five years.
“She’s been in the Untied States since the sixth grade. She didn’t play basketball until she got here,” Bentonville coach Tom Halbmaier said.