Adam Zagoria covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide.
Jamari Traylor, a 6-foot-7 power forward from IMG Academies, will take an official to Oklahoma State Thursday-Saturday, according to IMG coach Andy Borman.
Traylor will also visit Kansas, though no date has been set.
He has also visited Indiana.
St. John’s, Memphis and Mississippi State are also in the mix.
“He has a tremendous upside,” Borman said. “Jamari has only been playing organized basketball for 3 years…so he is still a little raw with his face-up game, but is probably the best overall athlete in the entire 2011 class. He attacks and defends the rim as well as anyone in our program. He has tremendous hands and finishes extremely well at and around the rim.
“He is the type of player that plays bigger than his 6-7 frame because he gets off the ground so quickly and plays at the top of the block.
“Great kid…great character…will give a tremendous boost to any program that he decides to call home next year.”
Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle.
A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013.
He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.