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Traore named MVP at FIBA Women’s AfroBasket 2017

BAMAKO (FIBA Women’s AfroBasket 2017) – Astou Traore received the MVP Award offered by Tissot following her stellar performance at the FIBA Women’s AfroBasket 2017 in Bamako, Mali.

The 36-year old small forward recorded an average of 21.6 points, 5.6 rebounds, 2.3 steals and 1.3 assists per game at the biennial continental competition that attracted 12 nations.

All-Star Five- L  to R: Naignouma Coulibaly (MLI), Leia Dongue (MOZ),Astou Traore (SEN) Evelyn Akhator(NGR) and Italee Lucas (ANG)

Traore, who was also named on the All-Star Five, was the tournament’s highest scorer with a total of 173 points and was Senegal's highest points scorer in seven of their eight games at the tournament.