Bragg has big time options

Many of the best schools in the country continue to pursue Carlton Bragg very hard.

Five-star Carlton Bragg has as much upside as any player in the nation. At around 6-foot-8 he runs the floor well, can score inside and out, and has tremendous athleticism. With that it is no surprise that his recruitment continues to heat up.

"I have been running the floor well this year, and I think my ball handling is really improving," said Bragg of his development. "It is starting to get where it needs to be."

Recruiting wise Bragg has been high on the radar of top teams since the end of his freshman year, and things remain quite active on that front.

"Arizona, Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio State, Illinois, and Michigan have been some of the schools," said Bragg.

Over the weekend the Wolverines dispatched an assistant coach to check in on Bragg, and he has been watching Michigan this season.

"I have seen Michigan play and I know they have been talking to my mentor a lot," said Bragg. "I know they are a good program and are one of the best teams in the country this year."

Living in Cleveland, Bragg has seen a lot of Ohio State, and he likes how the Buckeyes play their forwards.

"They are a hometown school, and I like how their style of play is," explained Bragg. "They let their four man play and give him freedom."

One school that has really picked up momentum recently is Arizona. The Wildcats are No. 1 in the country, and using their national appeal to become a factor in Bragg's recruitment.

"It is pretty good to have the No. 1 team recruiting me, but I know I have to stay focused," noted Bragg. "When I saw them play I thought I would fit in pretty well. They play a fast style of play, and I like a fast style of play."

Also there is Indiana. Bragg made no secret of the fact that he liked watching Victor Oladipo, and has said he wants to get down to Bloomington to watch the Hoosiers play.

"I stay in touch with Coach (Tom) Crean and his assistants," said Bragg. "I loved watching Victor Oladipo last year and I think they have a real good program."

For now Bragg is taking things at a slower pace, and wants to make several more visits before even thinking of a college decision.


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