The Kansas Jayhawks basketball program just took a major hit as they will be without freshman Ben McLemore and Jamari Traylor. Head coach Bill Self made the announcement Friday just hours before Midnight Madness and said that the two were 'partial qualifiers.' This means that the players can not play for the 2011-12 season and can not practice until the spring semester.
McLemore started his high school career at Wellston High in his hometown. Last year, he attended both Oak Hill Academy in Mouth of Wilson, Va., and Christian Life Center in Houston. Traylor attended Fenger and Julian High Schools in Chicago and IMG Academy in Florida last year.
Kansas was hoping the two players would step in right away and back up Thomas Robinson and Jeff Withey. In additon to losing McLemore and Traylor, the Jayhawks lost freshman Braeden Anderson due to academics where he was not able to stay on scholarship, so he transferred.
Now the Jayhawks will have depth issues going into the 2011-12 season.