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Victory Rock Prep Alumni, Lassina Traore, signs with Billikens

Victory Rock Prep is proud to announce Lassina Traore as the new Biliking basketball player

ST. LOUIS – Saint Louis head men's basketball coach Travis Ford today announced the addition of guard DeAndre Jones and forward Lassina Traore to the Billikens' program.

"We are excited to welcome DeAndre and Lassina into the Team Blue family," Ford said. "Both provide depth to our team in needed positions, from inside play to the point guard position."

Traore hails from Abidjan, Ivory Coast, and spent a year in prep school at Victory Rock Prep in Bradenton, Florida, the same prep school attended by Billiken Markhi Strickland. Traore also played briefly at the Dynasty Sports Institute in Quebec City, Quebec, prior to the COVID-19 pandemic. He was to participate in the 2018 FIBA U18 African Championships, but Ivory Coast had to pull out of the tournament before play began.

"Lassina has big upside and brings us athleticism, toughness and a strong defensive presence to the paint," Ford said. "He gives us depth in this position, which we need for both games and practices. Lassina will greatly benefit from going head-to-head with Marten Linssen and Francis Okoro every day in practice."

Victory Rock Prep is proud of our Alumni.

Congratulations Lassina!!!


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