If nicknames were handed out to athletes based on the most common words their coaches used to describe them, Kansas University senior Jamari Traylor would be known as The Spark. By Matt Tait
The Jamari Traylor who scored a career-high 17 points and grabbed a personal-best 14 rebounds in Kansas University’s NCAA Tournament victory over Eastern Kentucky last March looked like a guy who might contend for All-Big 12 honors his junior or senior season. By Gary Bedore
Rest and rehab is ahead for Kansas University freshman Joel Embiid for at least the next couple days as the 7-footer recovers from an aching knee and sore back. “He definitely will not practice. The earliest he’d practice is Friday,” KU coach Bill Self said Tuesday night. “We don’t know yet. We’ll see how he feels day to day,” Self added, asked if Embiid would play in Saturday’s 3 p.m., home game against TCU. By Gary Bedore
Even if not designed to do so, Kansas University coach Bill Self saying something that creates the perception that he is equally comfortable with both options at power forward — sophomores Perry Ellis and Jamari Traylor — serves to motivate both players. Column by Tom Keegan
Kansas University sophomore forward Jamari Traylor didn’t expect to break down and cry before 800 youths during his appearance as guest speaker at the Bill Self basketball camp on Monday in Horejsi Center. But he did. By Gary Bedore
The Kansas University men's basketball team has had three different players start at power forward thus far this basketball season, but KU coach Bill Self says Kevin Young is the best fit for the Jayhawks right now. By Gary Bedore
The long wait is over for Kansas University red-shirt freshman basketball power forward Jamari Traylor. The 6-foot-8, 220-pounder from Chicago — who, as a partial qualifier was ineligible to play in games all last season — has been slotted a spot in the starting lineup for today’s exhibition opener against Emporia State. Story by Gary Bedore
Jamari Traylor grinned when asked if he’s ever been approached by somebody who thinks he’s former Kansas University basketball All-American Thomas Robinson. “That happens all the time, more than I like,” Traylor, KU’s 6-foot-8, 220-pound red-shirt freshman power forward, said. By Gary Bedore
Thomas Robinson doesn’t become the nation’s only unanimous first-team All-American and finish second in the Player of the Year voting without having the perfect complement to him doing all the things that brought out the best in him.
Kansas University basketball freshmen Ben McLemore and Jamari Traylor are ineligible for participation during the upcoming 2011-12 season, coach Bill Self announced Friday.
Ben McLemore says that, outside of basketball, his greatest talent is ... dancing.
Kansas University freshmen basketball players Ben McLemore and Jamari Traylor attended classes Thursday morning for the first time this semester, but have not yet been fully cleared by the NCAA to participate during the 2011-12 basketball season, coach Bill Self said Thursday.
Kansas University freshman basketball power forward Jamari Traylor has found a way to beat the heat during a brutally-hot July in his new college hometown.
Jamari Traylor, who played basketball his senior year of high school in Bradenton, Fla., was born and raised on the South Side of Chicago.
Jamari Traylor, who will arrive at Kansas University in a few weeks as the No. 141-ranked player in the class of 2011, in the eyes of at least one observer is much more accomplished than that.