Auburn's top '22 hoops signee, Traore, plans to transfer
AUBURN, Ala. (AP) Auburn's top signee from last year, center Yohan Traore, plans to transfer.
The five-star recruit from France, who played a limited role as a freshman, announced his plans in an Instagram post on Tuesday.
The 6-foot-10 Traore initially committed to LSU but landed at Auburn after the firing of coach Will Wade a little more than a year ago. He was rated the No. 24 overall recruit and No. 5 center according to the 247Sports composite rankings.
Traore averaged 2.1 points and 1.4 rebounds after arriving from Dream City Christian School in Arizona.
Traore was a member of the U15 and U16 French National Team.
He played nine minutes in Auburn's opening NCAA Tournament game against Iowa. Traore failed to score and didn't play in the s econd-round loss to Houston.
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Updated March 28, 2023