NBPA: Bragg has a plan

Five-star power forward Carlton Bragg has a plan going forward in his recruitment.

Five-star forward Carlton Bragg is one of the most naturally gifted players in the 2015 class. Running with Ohio Basketball Club this spring, Bragg has been very productive and continues to be a top target of elite programs across the country. Now Bragg has a plan for his recruitment going forward.

"Everything has been good so far this spring and summer," said Bragg. "I am working hard and I feel good about it. This camp has been great, I am learning a lot, and everything has just gone well."

He continued, "Mainly I am working on everything, but especially my ball handling and getting stronger."

Recruiting wise the list for Bragg is long. He has offers from schools such as Ohio State, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisville, UCLA, Kansas, Arizona, West Virginia, and numerous others.

To this point Bragg has made several unofficial visits, and now there is a plan going forward for his recruitment.

"I am going to cut my list down to 10 or 11 or maybe even 6 or something on September 1," explained Bragg. "That is my plan right now."

Illinois has been involved in Bragg's recruitment as long as anybody, and he says he likes the Illini.

"I have a real good relationship with Coach (John) Groce," said Bragg. "I love him and his staff, and they are recruiting me really well. I like them a lot."

Also Ohio State has made Bragg a priority from day one, and he continues to hear a lot from the Buckeyes.

"They are still near the top recruiting me as well," Bragg explained. "It is a hometown school and I like them a lot. They want me to come back down to campus and get to know their guys a little bit better, so things are going real well."

A school that in the last year has been extremely active recruiting Bragg is Kentucky. The Wildcats have made him a priority and now they want to get him back down to campus for a visit.

"I got off the phone with their assistant coach before I came here," noted Bragg. "They told me to keep dominating and playing my game, and they want to get me down there for Big Blue Madness."

For now Bragg continues to focus on which school fits him the best, and he says he knows what he will be looking for in a program going forward.

"The campus life and the coaching style will be most important to me," said Bragg. "I am looking for coaches whose style fits my play."


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