Aya is also a former member of the Montgomery Dream basketball team of the Women’s Blue Chip Basketball League (WBCBL). The Montgomery Dream is the predecessor to the Flyers Elite.
After her stint in the WBCBL, Traore went on to play for various teams in Ukraine and Spain. The 6’1 forward appeared in five of the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio this summer and averaged 24 minutes, 7 points and 2.4 rebounds per contest.
There have been several WBCBL players to play for their national teams, but Aya is the first known WBCBL player to compete in the Olympics.
Aya Traore, you are our Olympic hero!
- Christopher Ray