CARLTON BRAGG NARROWS IT TO 5

Corey Evans, HoopsIntel National Recruiting Analyst, on September 1, 2014
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Carlton Bragg, a five-star recruit from Cleveland, Ohio, has narrowed his college list to a final five of UCLA, Kentucky, Kansas, Illinois, and Arizona.

Each program has made the Villa Angela-St. Joe’s standout a priority over the past several months. Because of it, along with the appropriate system that each program showcases, his relationship with the coaching staff, and possible immediate playing time, Bragg seems to feel most comfortable with each of the five that made the cut.

2015 Carlton Bragg Credit-Kelly Kline

2015 Carlton Bragg
Credit-Kelly Kline


Early in the process, Bragg was somewhat of an unknown and really didn’t develop until he headed into his junior year of play. He went from a long and lanky forward who didn’t have much of a perimeter skillset, into a versatile forward who can hit the 3 off the catch, attack his man on the face-up, or power his way for a thunderous jam off the break. Bragg’s production had always been on shaky ground as he failed to consistently put up solid numbers in any given game, yet as he has gotten older and has continued to work on his skillset and physical frame, the 216 native saw his stock continue to remain on an incline.

Programs like Ohio State, West Virginia, Illinois, and Rutgers made Bragg a priority recruit from the get-go. As the motor steadied and Bragg upped his game and prospect package into top-15 status of his graduating class, the Ohio Basketball Club star began to receive attention and offers from elite programs on both sides of the nation. Programs like Louisville, Arizona, UCLA, Texas, and Georgetown followed the trend, while Kansas and Kentucky also joined the fray.

With a possible late commitment, Bragg will likely take his time with the entire process and become a signee in April. Kids leaving for the NBA early from their college playing days could help a respective program in filling a hole with Bragg next winter. Whomever does receive the versatile forward’s talents next year should be expecting a guy that will continue to work on his craft, can play different spots in the half-court, and score in a variety of ways near or further from the bucket.


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