Kansas to host pair of weekend visitors

With Braeden Anderson already in the fold, the search for big men continues this weekend for the coaching staff at the University of Kansas, as they prepare to host a pair of official visitors.

Jamari Traylor, a 6-foot-7, 220-pound power forward from Bradenton (FL) IMG Academy is one of the top low post prospects left on the board in the Class of 2011. An explosive athlete, the Chicago native visited Oklahma State officially last weekend, and left Stillwater, Okla. extremely impressed.

"It was nice," Traylor told Terry Tush of GoPokes.com. "I enjoyed hanging around with the guys and I enjoyed sitting with the coaches and talking about how they would use me in the future if I decided to go there. It was a good experience for me. I really liked the campus."

The Jayhawks have been active with Traylor since March, when they extended a scholarship offer shortly after witnessing him in action during Senior Night at IMG.

For him, part of the allure of Kansas is its status as one of the country's elite college basketball programs.

"I know I can play anywhere," he told Phog.net early this month. "Just as far as my college decision, I just want to go somewhere I can play as a freshman."

Also scheduled to arrive on campus this weekend is La Salle transfer Aaric Murray. A member of the Class of 2009, Murray was ranked the No. 6 center in the class by Scout.com and a four-star prospect.

At 6-foot-10 and 250 pounds, he had an immediate impact for the Explorers as a freshman, averaging 12.2 points, 6.6 rebounds and 2.3 blocks per game - three times earning Atlantic 10 Rookie of the Week honors.

He continued to shine as a sophomore in 2010-2011, averaging 15.2 points and 7.7 rebounds per game, to go along with 2.3 blocks.

On Mar. 24, it was announced that Murray would be leaving the La Salle men's basketball team with the intent to transfer at the end of the current semester.

"This was a very difficult decision for me, and I wish Aaric the very best for his future," Explorers head coach John Giannini said, via a university press release. "I know Aaric always tried to do his best for La Salle, and we did all that we could to help him as a person and as a basketball player. We will continue to support Aaric in this process of finding another university."

Stay tuned to Phog.net for updates on both visitors next week.

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