NBA Draft Profile: Ali Traore

    
May 22nd, 2007

NBA Draft: Ali Traore

(no stars)

 

Team: Le Havre

Year: 1985

Stats: French League 

 

Position: PF/C

Height: 6’9”

Weight: 240lbs

 

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.

 

More 2007 NBA Draft Profiles

Current NBA Mock Draft Position

 

CHN's Six-Star Ranking System


= Superstar/All-NBA Potential

= Potential NBA All-Star

= Consistent NBA Starter

= 6th Man/Fringe Starter

= Career Reserve

= Fringe NBA Player/12th Man

0 stars = Life in the Minor Leagues

 

New for 2007: Check out CHN's NBA Draft Search Engine