Bragg not close to making college choice

Carlton Bragg, a top 10 recruit in the 2015 class, has plenty of high major interest, but isn't rushing to make a college decision. He broke down his recruitment with at the adidas Gauntlet over the weekend.

Carlton Bragg has been a high-major priority recruit for many schools for quite some time, but the Cleveland (Ohio) Villa Angela-St. Joseph standout still isn't close to making his college decision.

"I'll narrow it in September," Bragg told

"Everything is going real well," he said. "I'm just in the process of getting recruited."

Among the schools tracking Bragg, a 6-foot-9 five-star power forward, are Ohio State, Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky, Arizona, UCLA and others. Bragg said he's already visited Ohio State, Illinois, Kentucky and UCLA.

"I'm setting it up," Bragg said about taking other visits. "I'm going back to Kentucky for sure. I'm not for sure, but Kentucky and Kansas."

Bragg said the draw with Kentucky is their recent success with underclassmen.

"Just their freshman," he said. "That's a big stage, right there. I love it."

When pressed on potential favorites, Bragg didn't name any, but he said his mom is starting to develop some schools she likes.

"My mom likes Ohio State, Illinois and Kansas too," Bragg said.

Bragg scores at the adidas Gauntlet
"She says it's my decision and she gave me her opinion on those schools," he added.

John Groce and Illinois were among the first to ramp up their interest in Bragg and the talented 2015 recruit took notice. Of all the coaches recruiting Bragg, he said Groce has developed the best relationship.

"The home visit back in April, he set the standards high," Bragg reiterated. "The way he came at me, he explained everything and he told me what I was going to do if I went down there. It was like a plan he had. It was so great."

Steve Alford did an in-home visit with Bragg in April. He said the Bruins have shown significant interest thus far.

"They are pretty good," he said of UCLA. "I didn't know Russell Westbrook went there. He was averaging four [points] a game but now he's a top guard in the NBA. He wowed me with that."

"He's sees me as a three and a four," Bragg added about Alford. "He wants to see my perimeter game."

Bragg certainly showed his inside/outside this past weekend at the adidas Gauntlet in Orlando. For his size, Bragg is a tremendous athlete that quickly bounces off the ground. He's mobile, can step way from the paint for jump shots, but also looks to attack off the bounce and occasionally post up on the block.

"I'm running the floor real well and I'm rebounding real well," Bragg said. "I've been working on my legs and jumping quicker. I've been jumping rope a lot. I'm just having fun with it."

A five-star recruit, Bragg is currently ranked No. 10 overall in the 2015 class.

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