Kentucky has reeled in the top recruiting class in the nation for six years in a row now and there is a reason why. Aside from getting guys to the league every year, their fans are the best in college basketball and they showed that the 2014 Big Blue Madness, impressing one potential recruit.
“I was blown away. I didn’t expect that,” Ohio Basketball Club’s Carlton Bragg said of the 24,000 plus in attendance. “The energy when you were walking to the stands was crazy and then Drake came out.”
Announced as the last member of the team, Drake then returned the favor by introducing Coach Calipari himself. Aside from taking in all of the festivities that the event had to offer, Bragg spent some time with a UK player that had a mutual connection.
“I’m closest with Tyler Ulis. He’s also from Ohio,” explained Bragg. “It was an AAU connection and we talked about how he played for Mike Duncan’s Ohio Basketball Club.”
The VASJ senior has been expanding his game even more on the perimeter, making him even more of a problem to guard. He shot 37% from three on the Adidas circuit and approaching 6-foot-9, still is one of the better offensive rebounders in the class of 2015. Bragg is eager to show off the improvements he’s made in his game, just like the UK players were able to do in their pro combine last weekend.
“I loved that,” admitted Carlton of Coach Cal’s innovative idea. “It gives you a chance to experience what the pros are looking for at the next level before you ever play a college game.”
Stay tuned to CityLeagueHoops for more on Carlton throughout his final season of high school basketball.