Player: Mady Traore
School: Bull City Prep
Each and every year, new names come into the state of North Carolina and make a name for themselves. One new player that came in and grabbed some eyes has been 2022 6’11 Mady Traore from Bull City Prep.
It is easy to see why with his long-term potential and the upside with his game. We are talking about a 6’11 stretch forward prospect who understands how to operate on multiple levels, has a tremendous feel along the perimeter both offensively and defensively, can be an effective rim-protector with his wingspan, and can find ways to impact the game outside of scoring. Traore moves extremely well for his size and has a game that allows him to use his size to his advantage, rising over defenders with ease but also displaying good footwork and agility that allows him to take advantage against true bigs.
There is a lot of potential with Traore’s game and he still has room to grow with his game. That is why schools are looking his way and keeping tabs on him. If you can see what the end product could look like with Traore, there is a lot to like and how he could be used at the next level.
NC Top 80 Evaluation:
Finishing up, we look at a player who possesses an obvious amount of long-term upside, Mady Traore. He’s a long, wiry post prospect with floor-spacing ability and an intriguing amount of skill for his size/position. Traore has a variety of enticing physical tools and moves pretty well when running the floor in transition. He shoots the ball at a respectable percentage from beyond the arc, but also displays the ability to penetrate against opposing big men. Traore utilizes his length to effectively secure rebounds and alter shots as a rim-protector. Next in his development process is working to add strength, as it will only help prepare him for the collegiate game. Coach Robinson on Traore: “Mady is tall and finishes well around the rim. He’s a skilled big with the ability to shoot the three-pointer. Blocks shots and gets to his spots in transition. He displayed a positive attitude throughout the day.” Traore showed some enticing flashes at camp and should be a major contributor for Bull City Prep during the upcoming season.
When recently speaking with Traore, he mentioned that he recently made two unofficial visits to Auburn and Georgia in November, as he is just trying to figure out his situation for next year in college. He also mentioned that he has visits coming up to Oregon and Florida State. As far as schools showing the strongest interest his way for their 2022 class, Traore said schools like Georgia, Florida State, Auburn, Oregon, and USC have been the ones making him a priority.