Forgotten in the hype of the decisions coming from DeAndre Daniels and Trevor Lacey was a third player and one who is now set to become a Jayhawk in 2011. Jamari Traylor, a 6'7" power forward out of Florida has signed with Kansas. Traylor actually plays at IMG Academy, the same place that produced another potential Jayhawk in DeAndre Daniels.
Traylor is a three star recruit and slightly undersized at his position but recruiting services rank him ahead of fellow Kansas signee Braedon Anderson and rave about his athleticism and the all important motor. Kansas fans have instantly drawn the comparison to an early Roy Williams player that fit that mold in Richard Scott. If Traylor can turn into that type of player it would be a big boost to the Jayhawks down the line.
The addition of Traylor means that Kansas now has five players who are considered either forwards or centers and while Bill Self has a young team, at least he has the makings of a rotation. Now it will be up to Danny Manning, who has shown a tremendous ability in developing big men, to get this group in competitive shape.
The Jayhawks are still awaiting final word on fellow IMG Academy player DeAndre Daniels before wrapping up the 2011 class.