Senegalese basketball star Aya Traore, known for her versatile skills as forward, has joined the ranks of Forca Lleida in the Spanish LF2 league for the 2023-2024 season.
Aya Traore, hailing from Senegal, boasts an impressive basketball career that spans across various countries and leagues. Her journey began with a standout college basketball stint at Purdue University, where she made waves with remarkable stats, averaging 13.1 points, 5.2 rebounds, 2.4 assists, and 1.4 steals per game during the 2005-2006 NCAA season.
Traore's professional journey took her to different corners of the globe, including France, Poland, Slovenia, and Spain. Notably, she graced prestigious leagues such as Spain's Liga Femenina and the Iranian Superleague.
Throughout her illustrious career, Traore has piled up a plethora of awards and accolades, underlining her status as one of the game's true luminaries. She's proudly represented the Senegalese National Team, shining on international stages like the World Championships and African Championships. Her stellar performances have resulted in numerous distinctions, including the coveted title of Eurobasket.com All-Spanish LF2 Player of the Year in 2023.
In the 2022-2023 season with Sant Josep Obrer, Traore continued to display her brilliance, maintaining an impressive average of 13.0 points, 7.7 rebounds, and 1.0 assist per game, accompanied by outstanding shooting percentages.
Her signing with Forca Lleida bolsters the team with a seasoned and celebrated player, undoubtedly set to make substantial contributions on both ends of the court. As Aya Traore embarks on this new chapter of her basketball odyssey, she remains a beacon of unwavering commitment and excellence in the world of sports.