Bragg Adding Offers Left and Right

For Carlton Bragg, one of the best in the 2015 class, offers from elite programs continue to roll in.

It was Kansas, Connecticut and Rutgers this week.

For Carlton Bragg, the offers keep pouring in.

The 2015 five-star power forward from Cleveland, OH (Villa Angela - St. Joseph High) is nearing 20 offers, a clear indicator he's one of the best prospects in the nation.

"I was excited to hear about the offers this week," Bragg said.

On the Kansas offer: "I know Andrew Wiggins is going there. It's a big-time school, and I'm still getting to know the coaches."

On the UConn offer: "It's another big division-one school. I'm happy they offered me and have interest in them."

As it stands right now, Bragg said, "West Virginia, Ohio State, Kansas, Illinois, Texas, Rutgers, Michigan State and Michigan," are recruiting him the hardest. He hears from Duke, Indiana, Kentucky and plenty of others as well.

At this point, Bragg says, every school that has offered is at equal standing. He's not ready to name a list of favorites yet.

"I'm still going through the recruiting process," Bragg said. "I still have a lot to work on and I'm in no rush."

Bragg used this summer to solidify himself as one of the nation's best players, regardless of class or position. He travelled all over the country, playing in Las Vegas, Los Angeles and New York, just to name a few stops.

Villa Angela-St. Joseph assistant coach Michael Graves said Bragg improved week by week this summer and didn't show signs of wear and tear until the end of July.

"He loves to travel and he loves to fly. The traveling, that's not bad," Graves said. "We've been gone every week in the month of July and did some extra things in August. He's been gone from home a long time."

Bragg caught a breather the last two weeks before returning to training this weekend.

"I really need to work on everything," he said. "I want to keep improving my first step and attacking the basket."

Look for his individual game to continue progressing. His recruitment, while not nearing a conclusion, will progress this fall as well.

"We're going to begin the process of doing research on different schools and seeing what they've got academically and seeing what spots are open for 2015 and see where things fit best," Graves said. "It's got to be the right fit for Carlton. The environment on campus and academics have to fit him."

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