Aya Traore
Aya  Traore


Dakar, Senegal

High School:
Moore, Ky.

Last College:
Dixie State College





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2004-05 - Redshirt Junior
Started four games: vs. Arkansas, at UCSB, at UCLA, and vs. DePaul ... double-figure scorer five times ... scored career-high 20 points vs. Illinois ... six games with a three-pointer ... 10 for 10 from the free throw line in last two minutes of games ... grabbed career-high nine rebounds in season finale at Tennessee.

2003-04 - Junior
Received medical redshirt for 2003-04 season ... tore PCL in a scrimmage on Nov. 1, 2003 ... played three games before redshirting.

Dixie State Highlights
2002-03 - Sophomore

Second team NJCAA All-American for head coach Dexter Irvin ... averaged 21.3 points per game, ranking sixth in the final Division I junior college standings ... also averaged 5.9 rebounds, 3.3 assists, 2.5 steals and 1.0 blocked shots per game ... shot 54.1 percent from the field, 34.3 percent from three-point range, and 71.9 percent from the free throw line ... led Dixie in scoring in 28 of 35 games ... scored at least 20 points 23 times.

2001-02 - Freshman
Averaged 12.3 points, 5.2 rebounds, 3.1 assists, 2.0 steals and 1.0 blocks per game ... scored a career-high 36 points in collegiate debut against Panola College on Nov. 1, 2001.

Moore High School Highlights
2001 Kentucky All-Star.

Full name is Aya Traore ... born July 27, 1983, in Dakar, Senegal ... parents are Seydou Traore and Bineta Camara ... has an older brother, Oumar, and a younger brother, Mamadou ... has a younger sister, Awa ... majoring in hospitality and tourism management.

Came to United States as a high school foreign-exchange student at the age of 17 ... member of the African Junior National Team since 1999 ... attended John F. Kennedy High School in Dakar ... led Purdue on its 2005 foreign tour to France and Switzerland, averaging 19.4 points per game.


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