Bragg talks visits
Five-star power forward Carlton Bragg has made a pair of visits over the past two weeks, and both of them were a good time. With two other schools still left to see, Bragg is starting to get a lot more information about his ultimate college choice. The most recent visit for Bragg was to Kentucky for Big Blue Madness, and he said the trip exceeded his expectations. “I liked everything about the visit, it just blew me away,” explained Bragg. “The atmosphere was crazy, it was ridiculous. I didn’t expect it to be like that, but I definitely liked it.” Aside from the atmosphere during the Big Blue Madness event, Bragg said he had a good talk with John Calipari and his staff about how he fits in with their future. “They tell me how I can fit in and how Kentucky isn’t for everybody, and that people hate Kentucky, but that it is the place for me, and that they are like a family,” noted Bragg. Prior to visiting Kentucky, Bragg took in Kansas for their festivities, and Bragg was also impressed with what he saw in Lawrence. “I liked everything about Kansas,” explained Bragg. “Their style of play really fits me. They have their bigs and they play in an open system, and Bill Self does a great job of developing players.” Up next for Bragg will be a Halloween visit to UCLA, and it is definitely a trip that Bragg is looking forward to. “I can’t wait to get out there,” said Bragg. “This cold weather is killing me right now. I can’t take it, so I can’t wait out to get to California and that weather. Also I want to experience the campus life and see how I would fit in there and everything like that.” The final member of Bragg’s quartet of schools under consideration is Illinois, and the Illini will also soon get a visit from Bragg. “We haven’t really set up a visit yet, but we are working on it,” said Bragg of a trip to Illinois. “That is the last visit I am going to do, after UCLA. I have a real good relationship with Coach Dustin Ford and Coach (John) Groce. They have gotten to know me as a person more than a player, so I like that.” For now nothing is set in stone in terms of a decision, but Bragg says the visits are giving him a lot to look at. “The visits are making this decision harder,” said Bragg. “Still my plan is to not sign too early, but also not wait too long either.” Bragg is considered the No. 3 power forward and the No. 11 prospect overall in the 2015 class.
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