U of L still chasing after Carlton Bragg

Cleveland, Ohio, Villa-Angela St. Joseph's High School forward Carlton Bragg, the No. 8 player in the Class of 2015, is still hearing on a regular basis from the University of Louisville. Bragg also has a personal connection to the program. Cardinal Authority has the latest from Bragg.

One of the top 10 players in the Class of 2015, Carlton Bragg has long list of schools after him during the recruiting process.

The 6-foot-9, 180-pound Bragg said Illinois, Kentucky, Ohio State and Arizona are putting in "the most time" in the recruiting process.

But there was one other school Bragg said was coming "after me pretty hard," and that is the University of Louisville.

"The assistant coaches have been calling like every other and I have a connection with them in Terry Rozier," Bragg said. "He played at Shaker Heights and I talk to him some.

"They're still coming after me."

Bragg is ranked as the No. 8 player overall in the Class of 2015 by Scout.com. He's listed as the No. 3 power forward in the class.

Bragg said he's narrowed the list to 11 schools and would likely not make a decision until sometime next April.

"Yes, I did," he said. "But I am not going to say until I release that in September."

While some reports have had Bragg leaning towards UK or Ohio State, he said "I'm looking around right now," noting he still needs to do some more research in the process. But he knows what he's looking for in a school:

"The coaching staff and the way the team plays," he said. "I like to play fast, so I want to go to a school where I can do that."

Bragg will be going to Italy next month with adidas Nations and is also set to participate in several other camps, including the NBA Top 100 Camp in Charlottesville, Va., next month.

He's hoping the camps and games will help him hone his skills, noting he "needs to get better," before going to college.

"A little bit of everything but as you can see, I am trying to put on some weight," he said. "I need to get a little bigger.

"I've been drinking protein shakes and I have changed my diet. It's helped me. I think I'm becoming a better player."

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