Aya Traoré

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Aya Traoré
CB Conquero
Position Forward
League LFB
Personal information
Born (1983-07-27) July 27, 1983 (age 34)
Dakar, Senegal
Nationality Senegalese
Listed height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Career information
High school Moore Traditional School (Louisville, Kentucky)
Playing career 2006–present

Aya Traoré (born July 27, 1983) is a Senegalese female basketball forward and in 2011 captain of Senegalese women's national basketball team.[1][2][3]

She previously played with Polfa in the Torell Basket Liga in Poland.


Traore was born in Dakar, Senegal to Seydu Traoré and Bineta Camara on 27 July 1983. She has 2 brothers and 1 sister. At Purdue, she majored in hospitality and tourism management. Traore attended high school in Louisville, Kentucky and was a Kentucky all-state performer in women's basketball in 2001. After graduating high school, Traore attended Dixie State College of Utah for 2 years. In the two years at Dixie State, Traore scored 12.3 points per game in her first season and became a second-team junior college women's basketball All-American, averaging over 21 ppg (6th in her division of basketball nationally). Traore then transferred to Purdue University where she played for 2 seasons. During her last year at Purude, Traore averaged nearly 13 points and nearly 5 rebounds per game. Traore led Purdue to a 28-8 record before losing to the University of North Carolina in the Sweet 16 of the NCAA tournament. At the AfroBasket Women 2009 and 2015 she was nominated Most Valued Player. She is the third African player who win this title two times. With the National team of Senegal she played 5 African championships (2007 (finalist), 2009 (winner), 2011(finalist), 2013 (third) and 2015(winner)).

Purdue statistics[edit]


  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field goal percentage  3P%  3-point field goal percentage  FT%  Free throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high
Year Team GP Points FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2003-04 Purdue 3 4 22.2% 0.0% 0.0% 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.0 1.3
2004-05 Purdue 30 184 40.2% 25.0% 71.7% 2.9 1.1 0.6 0.5 6.1
2005-06 Purdue 33 433 44.6% 30.4% 79.6% 5.2 2.4 1.4 0.8 13.1
Career Purdue 66 621 42.9% 27.7% 76.8% 4.0 1.7 1.0 0.6 9.4

Professional career[edit]

2006–2007 Cavigal Nice
2007–2008 PZU Polfa Pabianice, Poland
2008 MKS Polkowice, Poland
2008–2009 Hit Kranjska Gora, Kranjska Gora, Slovenia
- Montgomery Dream
2010–2011 Club Bàsquet Olesa


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