The Kansas Jayhawks have been looking to add bodies in their 2011 class up front, and they got maybe the best big body available on the final day of the late signing period. Chicago native Jamari Traylor decided to sign a letter of intent with Kansas over Oklahoma State and others.
At 6-foot-7 and 230 pounds, Traylor is an excellent run and jump athlete who is built like a defensive end on the football field. Before making a name as a post grad at Bradenton (FL) IMG Academy, Traylor was rattling the rims for Julian High School in the Windy City.
Traylor then made the trek to Florida to improve on his grades and add more skill to his game. As time went on more and more schools became attracted to Traylor, but in the end Kansas and Oklahoma State were the two finalists with Indiana also in the mix.
By deciding to pick Kansas, Traylor becomes the fourth member of the Jayhawks class. He joins four-star prospects Naadir Tharpe and Ben McLemore, as well as power forward Braeden Anderson who also signed with KU in the late signing period.
Traylor is considered a three-star prospect and the No. 32 prospect in the nation. With the departure of Marcus and Markieff Morris he expects to come in right away and compete for early minutes.