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Spark plug: Jamari Traylor making most of minutes

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

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Hustle guy Jamari Traylor builds toward breakout season

Kansas forward improving offense as junior year approaches

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

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Self: Injured Embiid shut down for days, at least

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

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Column: Forward rotation good motivation for Ellis, Traylor

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

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Jamari Traylor’s tale captivates campers

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

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Self: Among power forward trio, Kevin Young is best fit for KU now

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

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KU's Jamari Traylor sees wait, work rewarded with start vs. Emporia State

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

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Jamari Traylor looks like T-Rob

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

Jamari Traylor crucial newbie

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.

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KU freshmen Ben McLemore, Jamari Traylor ineligible for 2011-12 season

Kansas University basketball freshmen Ben McLemore and Jamari Traylor are ineligible for participation during the upcoming 2011-12 season, coach Bill Self announced Friday.

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Lots of new faces ...but will they all play? McLemore, Traylor still ineligible

Ben McLemore says that, outside of basketball, his greatest talent is ... dancing.

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Freshmen Traylor, McLemore attending class

Braeden Anderson still awaits word from NCAA

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.

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KU freshman Jamari Traylor learning from Morris twins, Cole Aldrich

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.

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AAU coach: KU fans will love hoops recruit Jamari Traylor

Jamari Traylor, who played basketball his senior year of high school in Bradenton, Fla., was born and raised on the South Side of Chicago.

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Jayhawks go 1-1-1 on D-Day

Jamari Traylor picks KU; Trevor Lacey taps UA; DeAndre Daniels delays

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.