Ali Traore (Ali Tray-OR-ay)
Full Name: Ali Traore
Position: Forward
Height/Weight: 6-9 / 240
Birthdate: February 28, 1985 (Abidjan, Ivory Coast)
High School:
Team: Roanne (France)
Country: France

French Pro B League
Season G GS FGM FGA PCT FTM FTA PCT 3PM 3PA PCT REB AST STL BL PTS AVG
2004-05 20 0 56 109 .514 8 21 .381 0 0 .000 69 11 7 11 120 6.00
French Pro A League
Season G GS FGM FGA PCT FTM FTA PCT 3PM 3PA PCT REB AST STL BL PTS AVG
2001-02 2 0 1 4 .250 0 0 .000 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 1.00
2002-03 2 0 3 5 .600 3 5 .600 0 0 5 1 0 2 9 4.50
2005-06 37 0 137 219 .626 45 70 .643 0 1 .000 144 29 16 14 319 8.60
2006-07 23 0 102 181 .564 23 45 .511 0 0 .000 127 13 12 10 227 9.90
Totals 64 0 243 409 .594 71 120 .592 0 0 277 44 30 26 557 8.70

Originally an early entry candidate for the 2006 NBA Draft before withdrawing his name from consideration.

Career Highlights: Saw his first meaningful action in the French Pro A League in 2005-06 for Roanne. Spent four of the previous five seasons playing for ASVEL Villeurbanne, either on the Pro A or Cadet teams. Played on the French Under-20 National Team in 2005. Was a French All-Star Game Junior selection in 2003. Member of the French Under-18 National Team in 2002. Participated in the European Cadet Championships in Latvia. Member of the French Under-16 National Team in 2001.

2006-07: Averaged 9.9 points and 5.5 rebounds in 20.5 minutes for Roanne in the French Pro A League. Played in the 2007 French Pro A All-Star Game.

2005-06: Averaged 8.6 points and 3.9 rebounds in just over 15 minutes a game for Roanne, serving as the teamís sixth man. Led the team and ranked second in the league with 62.6 percent field goal shooting. Scored in double figures 12 times, with a season-high 20 points vs. Stade Clermont. Posted his only double-double of the season with 15 points and ten rebounds vs. JDA Dijon.

2004-05: Played for Quimper UJAP of French Pro B. Averaged 6.0 points and 3.5 rebounds in 20 games.

2003-04: Left at the beginning of the season, seeing no action for ASVEL Villeurbanne.

2002-03: Appeared in two regular season games for ASVEL Villeurbanne, averaging 4.5 points and 2.5 rebounds.

2001-02: Played in two regular season games for ASVEL Villeurbanne, averaging 1.0 points and 0.5 rebounds. Also appeared in two Euroleague games, failing to score but grabbing one rebound.

Strengths: Aggressive and strong and can finish with either hand. Has over a seven-foot wingspan.


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