Ali Traoré

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Ali Traoré
Traore playing for ASVEL in 2008
Byblos Club
Position Center
League Lebanese Basketball League
Personal information
Born (1985-02-28) February 28, 1985 (age 32)
Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire
Nationality French
Listed height 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m)
Listed weight 250 lb (113 kg)
Career information
College College of Southern Idaho (2004–2005)
NBA draft 2007 / Undrafted
Playing career 2001–present
Career history
2001–2004 ASVEL Basket
2005 UJAP Quimper 29
2005–2006 Chorale Roanne
2006–2008 STB Le Havre
2008–2010 ASVEL Basket
2010–2011 Virtus Roma
2011–2012 Lokomotiv Kuban
2013 Alba Berlin
2013 JSF Nanterre
2014 Amchit Club
2014–2015 Strasbourg IG
2015–2016 Limoges CSP
2016–2017 Estudiantes
2017–present Byblos Club
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.

Professional career[edit]

Traoré made his professional debut with ASVEL Basket during the 2001–02 season.[1] 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.[1] 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.[2] On June 30, 2009, he re-signed with ASVEL.[3] On July 22, 2010, he signed a two-year contract with Italian club Virtus Roma.[4] He left Roma after one season. On August 1, 2011, Traore signed a two-year contract with Russian club Lokomotiv Kuban.[5] On December 10, 2012, he parted ways with Lokomotiv.[6]

On December 27, 2012, he signed with Serbian club KK Crvena zvezda.[7] However, he left the club on February 6, 2013, due to a knee injury.[8] On February 18, 2013, he signed with German club Alba Berlin for the rest of the season.[9] On September 24, 2013, he signed with JSF Nanterre.[10] On December 22, 2013, he parted ways with Nanterre.[11] On February 19, 2014, he signed with Amchit Club of Lebanon for the rest of the season.[12]

On July 24, 2014, Traore signed a one-year deal with Strasbourg IG.[13] On July 8, 2015, he signed a one-year deal with Limoges CSP.[14]

On August 3, 2016, Traore signed with Spanish club Estudiantes.[15] On January 26, 2017, he parted ways with Estudiantes.[16] On March 14, 2017, he signed with Byblos Club of Lebanon.[17]

International career[edit]

As a member of the France national basketball team he won the silver medal at the Eurobasket 2011 in Lithuania.


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