Another one of John Calipari's recruiting targets is set to make a college announcement Thursday, but UK's class of 2015 isn't expected to get any bigger.
"I think all signs point to Carlton Bragg choosing Kansas," Scout.com's Evan Daniels told the Herald-Leader on Wednesday evening. "That's where I think he's headed, and that's my prediction."
Bragg — a 6-foot-9 forward from Cleveland — has narrowed his list to Kansas, Kentucky and Illinois. He will announce his college decision Thursday at about 2:45 p.m. at his high school.
Scout.com ranks him as the No. 12 overall prospect in the senior class.
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Bragg lobbied hard for a UK scholarship offer last season and finally earned one in January after a solid performance against Trey Lyles at the Mustang Madness showcase in Paducah, an event attended by Calipari and two assistants.
The UK coach has seen Bragg play several times since then, including one last viewing over the weekend in Wheeling, W.Va.
Bragg took an unofficial visit to Kentucky for Big Blue Madness in October and has had nothing but good things to say about the Wildcats' program over the past few months. He has talked about his friendship with UK signee Charles Matthews and openly rooted for the Cats during last season's Final Four.
Daniels noted that Bragg has also been enthusiastic about the other schools on his list, which until recently also included UCLA and Arizona. The week before his Big Blue Madness trip, Bragg was on an official visit to Kansas for that program's midnight madness activities.
"I think Carlton is an impressionable kid," Daniels said. "He always talked up all of the schools that were recruiting him, and I think he's always had just as much affinity for Kansas as all these other schools. If not more."