At the Hoop Group Future All-American Camp some top players really emerged, and one of them was Carlton Bragg. The power forward from Cleveland (Ohio) Villa-Angela St. Joseph’s had a strong summer with Ohio Basketball Club, but showed some elite potential at the Hoop Group event.
At 6-foot-8 and around 200 pounds with long arms, good athleticism, and a high motor, Bragg opened eyes with his play all summer long.
“My summer was fabulous actually,” said Bragg. “I have been working hard and I did what I had to do.”
He continued, “I am working on everything, but the biggest thing I am focused on is my footwork. I want to be quicker and faster running the floor.”
In terms of his game, Bragg thinks he brings some different skills to the table.
“I can shoot the ball from 15 feet and I am pretty athletic,” said Bragg. “Also I think I rebound pretty well.”
Recruiting wise things have really picked up for Bragg since the end of July. In fact his high school coach and AAU coach have been fielding a lot of calls.
“Since July I feel like it is every coach in the country calling,” said Bragg. “I have really heard a lot from West Virginia, Cleveland State, Xavier, and Iowa.”
For now though recruiting isn’t the focus for Bragg. He knows that is all going to take care of itself as long as he keeps on working.
“It is so exciting, but I know I have to work hard and stay focused,” Bragg explained. “I can’t be worried about recruiting right now.”
With his stock on the rise, expect a lot more to come Bragg’s way in terms of offers and interest. He is just now scratching the surface of how good he can become.