Traore playing for ASVEL in 2008
|League||Lebanese Basketball League|
February 28, 1985 |
Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire
|Listed height||6 ft 10 in (2.08 m)|
|Listed weight||250 lb (113 kg)|
|College||College of Southern Idaho (2004–2005)|
|NBA draft||2007 / Undrafted|
|2005||UJAP Quimper 29|
|2006–2008||STB Le Havre|
|Career highlights and awards|
Ali Traoré (born February 28, 1985) is an Ivorian-born French professional basketball player for Byblos Club of the Lebanese Basketball League. He also represented the France national basketball team internationally. Standing at 2.08 m (6 ft 10 in), he plays at the center position.
Traoré made his professional debut with ASVEL Basket during the 2001–02 season. In the 2004–05 season he played college basketball at the College of Southern Idaho. In February 2005, he returned to France and signed with UJAP Quimper 29 for the rest of the season. For the 2005–06 season he signed with Chorale Roanne. From 2006 to 2008 he played with STB Le Havre.
On June 28, 2008, he signed a one-year deal with ASVEL Basket. On June 30, 2009, he re-signed with ASVEL. On July 22, 2010, he signed a two-year contract with Italian club Virtus Roma. He left Roma after one season. On August 1, 2011, Traore signed a two-year contract with Russian club Lokomotiv Kuban. On December 10, 2012, he parted ways with Lokomotiv.
On December 27, 2012, he signed with Serbian club KK Crvena zvezda. However, he left the club on February 6, 2013, due to a knee injury. On February 18, 2013, he signed with German club Alba Berlin for the rest of the season. On September 24, 2013, he signed with JSF Nanterre. On December 22, 2013, he parted ways with Nanterre. On February 19, 2014, he signed with Amchit Club of Lebanon for the rest of the season.
- Ali Traore at Euroleague.net
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- Ali Traore officially signs with Amchit
- SIG Strasbourg signs Ali Traore
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- Acuerdo de desvinculación entre Movistar Estudiantes y Ali Traore (Spanish)
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