Six FIBA Women's AfroBasket under her belt have made Traore one of the tournament's most prolific scorers.
She has experienced a bit of everything throughout her national team career. And, this 2013 photo (above) shows how inconsolable Traore was after a nail-biting Semi-Final defeat to eventual champions Angola.
At the time she promised to come back better and stronger, and she did just that. She not only won her first continental title two years later in Cameroon, but she also earned a ticket to the Rio Olympics.
Last month, she was so good at leading Senegal's offense, that it came as no surprise that she was named the MVP of 2017 FIBA Women's AfroBasket despite Senegal's defeat in the final.
A tenacious competitor, Kalu reaffirmed that her game-winning three-pointer against Korea at the 2016 FIBA Women's Olympic Qualifying Tournament wasn't accidental.
In Bamako, the 22-year-old guard sent a message to potential 2018 FIBA Women's Basketball World Cup opponents. A big-time player who has a lot to offer in the years to come.
Discreet but efficient, that's how Elonu led the Nigerian offense. And, her team-highs 3.9 assists speak for themselves.
Named the 2017 MVP of the Angolan Championship, Lucas was arguably the most spectacular player to watch in the entire tournament.
Awad may not be a show-time kind of player like her teammate Soraia Deghadi, but she was efficient, tireless and a true competitor.
That the Mozambican ace had become one of the most popular on the continent of Africa in recent years, wasn't a secret, but leading her country to the Semi-Finals was special for a player who has made the All-Tournament team for the second time in a row (2013 and 2017. She sat out the tournament two years ago).
Mame Marie Sy
While Traore was key to Senegal, two-time African champion Sy was huge, becoming a vocal leader on the court.
A promising Mozambique talent who spent the latest years of her career playing for the University of Texas El Paso, a NCAA Division 1 school, it was refreshing watching, Seda making her debut for her country.
In the absence of Deolinda Gimo, a team-high 8.6 rebounds and 9.3 points per contest couldn't have been any better start for the 1.92m center.
There has been huge and some breathtaking plays, nevertheless, what these ten players did, made it worth watching the biennial African Championship.
Surely, there will be some more fascinating players later this year during the FIBA African Champions Cup for Women.
By Julio Chitunda for FIBA.com