Fousseyni Traore
Forward 45
Ht/Wt
6'
6"
|
240 lbs.
Class
Sophomore
Hometown
Bamako, 
Mali
Last School
Wasatch Academy
Roster Years
2021-2023


BYU Highlights

  • West Coast Conference All-Freshman Team
  • WCC Player of the Week (Dec. 27, 2021)
  • 4-time WCC Freshman of the Week 
  • Hawaiian Airlines Diamond Head Classic All-Tournament Team
  • WCC Commissioner's Honor Roll - Gold
  • Freshman record holder in total rebounds (280) and offensive rebounds (93)
  • Second-most double-doubles (9) by a freshman in program history
  • Third-most blocks (42) by a freshman in program history
  • Second-most 10-rebounds games (11) by a freshman in program history

Personal

  • Parents are Lamine and Kadiatou
  • Goes by "Fouss"
  • Master Fisherman
  • Loves watching action movies, especially the Mission Impossible franchise
  • Speaks French and Bambara (Mali Dialect)
  • Pronunciation: FOOS-en-ee tra-OR-ray
  • Instagram: @fousseynit32

Before BYU

  • Played at the 2021 GEICO National Championship Tournament
  • Represented Mali at 2021 FIBA U19 Basketball World Cup appearing in three games including a seven point, 10 rebound performance against the United States. 
  • Was part of Mali team that won the 2017 FIBA U16 African Championship where he averaged 6.7 points and 6.5 rebounds per game. Also recorded a 18 point, 10 rebound double-double against Mozambique in the group stage. 

 

 

BYU Hall of Fame

Freshman Year 2021-2022

  • WCC Commissioner's Honor Roll - Gold
  • Appeared in 33 games including 21 starts
  • West Coast Conference Freshman Team
  • WCC Player of the Week (Dec. 27)
  • 4-Time WCC Freshman of the Week (Dec. 27, Jan. 11, Jan. 24, Feb. 28)
  • Hawaiian Airlines Diamond Head Classic All-Tournament Team
  • Averaged 23.6 minutes, 9.5 pints, 8.5 rebounds and 1.3 blocks per game
  • Shot 58.9 percent from the field and 74.4 percent from the free throw line
  • Posted season highs of 25 points (Pepperdine), 19 rebounds (Pepperdine), four assists (Portland) and four blocks (Loyola Marymount)
  • 280 rebounds are the most by a freshman in program history
  • 93 offensive rebounds are tied for the most by a freshman and tied for second-most by any player in program history
  • Nine double-doubles are the second-most by a freshman in program history
  • 42 blocks are the third-most by a freshman in program history
  • Shot 58.9 percent from the field, the fourth-highest in a single season in program history (min. 100 FG made)
  • 11 10-rebound games are the second-most by a freshman in program history
  • Pulled down a freshman record 19 rebounds against Pepperdine on Feb. 26
  • Also had a season-high 25 points against the Waves
  • Went 6-of-6 from the field against Portland, the second-most makes without a miss by a freshman in program history
Sophmore Year 2022-2023

Junior Year

Senior Year

Graduate Year

Redshirt Year

Medical Redshirt Year



  • Gideon George Texas Southern 2021

    Gideon George Texas Southern 2021

  • Fousseyni Traore shows love to the ROC after an 82-71 win over the Utah State Aggies.

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  • Fousseyni Traore puts up a skyhook in a game against the Westminster Griffins.

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  • Fousseyni Traore baby hook vs. Pepperdine

    Fousseyni Traore baby hook vs. Pepperdine, MBKB 2022