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BOSTON — Jamari Traylor, a 6-foot-7 power forward from Bradenton (Fla.) IMG Academies, enjoyed his official visit to Oklahoma State, according to IMG Academies coach Andy Borman.
“He loved his visit to Oklahoma State,” Borman told SNY.tv Monday. “
“He loved the coaching staff, loved the facilities, really got along well with the guys that are on that squad. He was just extremely impressed and I think Oklahoma State and Jamari make a lot of sense on a lot of different levels.
“He has not verbally committed. The only reason he has not verbally committed is he needs to have a couple points of comparison. We want to make sure that he’s making the decision for all the right reasons, not just because he was so blown away by his official.”
Kansas, Texas Tech and St. John’s are also in the mix.
Borman said they are “working with ‘[Kansas] on setting up a date right now.”
Texas Tech will come in to watch Traylor play Tuesday at IMG and “there’s a really good chance he’ll go down to Texas Tech with [new head coach Billy] Gillispie and look at their program real seriously.
“And then obviously the fourth program is St. John’s,” Borman added. “St. John’s is really interested in Jamari. We do not have a visit set up with St. John’s at this time.” RELATED CONTENT**Jamari Traylor planning visits
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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.