Carlton Bragg has found a new home with the Sun Devils
Things didn’t work out for Carlton Bragg at Kansas.
The former Top-20 recruit and McDonald’s All-American entered Kansas as a potential one-and-done prospect who looked like a good bet to be a first-round NBA Draft pick.
He leaves Kansas two years later as a disappointing recruit who was never able to find his role on the team.
Bragg believes that Sun Devils coach Bobby Hurley will push him to grow as a player and a person:
“When I first got there, just driving through campus, the atmosphere and people were nice,” Bragg said. “When I met the coaching staff, everyone was so nice to me. It was a great experience. When I sat down with coach (Bobby) Hurley, the thing that stuck with me is he’s a tough coach. I believe in him, and he will push me to my potential and hopefully impact ASU basketball.”
The 6-10, 240-pound power forward averaged just 5.2 points and 4.1 rebounds in 13.8 minutes a game for the Jayhawks in 2016-2017. He struggled off-the-court as well, as Bragg was suspended in December in relation to a misdemeanor battery charge, that was later dismissed.
Following that, he was granted diversion by a Lawrence (Kan.) municipal court after being charged with misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia.
Now the once highly-regarded prospect will look to right the ship with Arizona State in 2018-2019. For this season, he’ll join fellow ASU transfer Rob Edwards (formerly of Cleveland State) on the bench under NCAA transfer rules.
Interestingly, while Bragg is sitting at Arizona State, former ASU guard Sam Cuncliffe will be eligible to join the Jayhawks during the middle of this upcoming season as he made the decision to transfer from ASU to Kansas after 10 games last season.
Also published on Medium.