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The paint enforcer.

Fousseyni Traoré


At 6’7” 224lbs, sophomore forward Fousseyni Traoré (aka Fo͞os) is a secret beast on the boards & an old school big. Classic basketball, Fouss gets it done. He has the perfect blend of size & finesse to embarrass players attempting & failing to guard him in the low post. Downright sneaky, especially around the rim, Fouss has a knack for bullying opponents in the paint & gaining an advantage on the boards.


#32 // Forward


Fousse has had a great fall, but has had an incredible month of November. He continues to amaze the coaching staff with his toughness and physical play in the post. Willing to guard anyone and never backs down. He can score in a variety of ways and has a great outside touch. Very quick jumper and a great offensive rebounder.

—David Evans, Head Coach

Height: 6-7

Weight: 224

Wingspan: 7-1

Hometown: Bamako, Mali, West Africa

GPA: 3.86

Class: 2021

Years at WA: 2

Notable Offers: BYU

Committed: No

2019 AAU Team: Utah Mountain Stars











Games Played: 20

Updated: April 10, 2019


Off the Court


Fousse is from Bamako, which is the capital of Mali, West Africa. He has one sister and two brothers. His parents are Lamine and Kadiatou Traoré.

Fousse loves going to school and learning. He also enjoys meeting and talking to new people on campus and watching movies. His favorite being Mission Impossible.

In the United States, Fousse has learned to enjoy many new things. One of his favorite new hobbies is ceramics. This was a difficult new thing for him, but with practice he learned how to create cool things. This quickly became one of his favorite classes. He looks forward to improving his ceramics skills just like basketball. In addition, he has learned to love fishing. Often, after school, Fousse will go with teammates into the local mountains where they fish for hours. 

Fousse now speaks three languages with English as his newest challenge.

Mali, West Africa

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