Found November 01, 2013 on The Cardinal Connect:
247 Sports Carlton Bragg, a 6-foot-8, 195-pound, power forward from Cleveland, OH., picked up a scholarship offer from Rick Pitino earlier this week Bragg will be took an unofficial visit to the University of Louisville in September while in town for an event. The Cleveland naive is considered to be one of the top overall players in the 2015 class. ESPN ranks the him as the tenth best player in the country. Indiana, Illinois, Ohio State, West Virginia UCLA and Michigan State have all offered scholarships. North Carolina, Duke and Kentucky are all showing interest. It’s still a little too early to tell which recruits from the 2015 class are Louisville’s top targets, but Bragg is definitely someone to keep an eye on. According to Bragg’s mentor, Michael Graves, Louisville, West Virginia, Texas, Kansas, UCLA and N.C. State have all been showing the most interest in recent weeks.

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