NBA Draft: Ali Traore
Team: Le Havre
Stats: French League
Accolades: French League (Pro A) All-Star (06), France Under-16 Team (01).
Scouting Report: A physically strong French post player.
Strengths: Experienced – has five seasons of pro ball under his belt. Fairly athletic and quick in the post. Can score with either hand. Has a good left handed hook shot. Decent rebounder. Big wingspan – listed as between 7’3” and 7’5”. Very strong – good NBA body.
Weaknesses: Short for the NBA – plays center in France, but is listed as just 6’9”. France league is good, but the NBA is a big step up. Has played for France internationally but hasn’t cracked the National Team roster. Not a real big scorer – only averages around 10 a game in France. Doesn’t play a lot of minutes – only about 20 a contest.
Projected 2007 Draft Range: Mid second round pick – undrafted.
Consensus: Traore looks to be a bit of a long shot to make it to the NBA. However, he has a strong body and long wingspan that will impress scouts.
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