The Cleveland native committed to the Jayhawks early on and has made it clear that there would be no mind changing, as he looks to filled the void left by the departure of freshman forward Cliff Alexander. Self and his staff couldn’t be more excited.
“We’re so excited to have Carlton on board,” Self said in a statement. “(Assistant Coach) Norm (Roberts) did a great job in working with Carlton and his family to become part of our KU family. Carlton has great family support with his mother Monica Howard and his uncle Ezra Stokes.”
“Carlton is a legitimate 6-foot-9 inch, scoring and shooting type of power forward,” Self continued. “Certainly, he’s one of the more skilled big guys that we’ve signed since we’ve been here. He comes from a great high school program with a great head coach in Babe Kwasniak.”
Bragg averaged 21 points per game as a senior at Villa Angela-St. Joseph High School, where they won a second consecutive state championship.
He then became the latest Jayhawk to be named a McDonald’s All American. Bragg is the 37th McDonald’s All-American to sign at Kansas and will join Perry Ellis and Wayne Selden as current McDonald’s All-Americans on the Kansas roster.