Carlton Bragg Has Kansas Jayhawks High On His Recruiting List


Carlton Bragg is a top 2015 basketball recruit out of Cleveland, Ohio that has recently put the Kansas Jayhawks on his list that includes now only 5 teams. While Bragg won’t be in college until 2015, Jayhawk fans should be pumped to hear of this news.

Bragg is a big 6’9″, 220 pound 5-star power forward that currently attends Villa Angela-St. Joseph High School. In their scouting report, ESPN describes him as:

"“…an ultra-athletic specimen who can impact the game in a variety of ways. He attacks the offensive glass, finishes in transition, and is an explosive around the rim. He has a lengthy frame with long arms and he has great feet. He plays with tenacity at both ends and his hands are terrific. Bragg has extended his range out to the arc. He runs the floor on the break where he spots up waiting for the advance or kick out pass.”"

ESPN has him ranked as the #18 overall 2015 recruit, and the #6 overall power forward next year.

Obviously Kansas nation should be psyched to hear the news of his recent top-5 that he put on Twitter:

While its a little early to start looking so far ahead, it is always good to know that Bill Self and company are doing so.

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Fans are ready to see the likes of 2014 freshman Cliff Alexander and Kelly Oubre as they take the court for the first time, but here is a guy that may be playing with one or even both of them in 2015.

Bragg would be one of, if not the headline recruits next year and he would probably be able to earn a starting spot right away for the Jayhawks.

This assuming, or course, that Cliff Alexander, who plays the same position doesn’t return for his sophomore season.

Cody Daniel from hoopshabit.com thinks KU is the best choice for Bragg in his “Why Carlton Bragg Should Become A Kansas Jayhawk” article, saying:

"“Head coach Bill Self has a storied history of making his big men successful, as seen with Joel Embiid, Thomas Robinson and the Morris twins. This trend will continue with freshman Cliff Alexander and after what will likely be his only season in college and with that said, this will leave a gaping opportunity in the post for Bragg to come in and make an immediate impact as a star player for one of them best teams in the country.”"

Hopefully Carlton Bragg can see Kansas and Bill Self the way Daniel does and make his choice to attend KU in the fall of 2015, keeping the 5-star recruits coming to Lawrence.