Adam Zagoria covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide.
Arizona State coach Bobby Hurley continues to build his roster through transfers.
The Sun Devils on Wednesday added transferring Kansas sophomore forward Carlton Bragg Jr. That follow their addition of San Diego State transfer Zylan Cheatham. Both players will sit the 2017-18 season per NCAA regulations.
“I have had a good relationship with [assistant] Anthony Coleman off the court,” Bragg said. “He’s been around the adidas Uprising and the AAU circuit and we just built a good relationship. When I found out I was transferring, I reached out to his program and I asked him for some advice and we just took it from there.”
Bragg is not without baggage.
In January, Bragg was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and was suspended three games.
He did not play in Kansas’ final game of the season, a loss to Oregon in the NCAA Tournament.
“We appreciate Carlton’s efforts the last two years at Kansas,” head coach Bill Self said. “We certainly respect his decision to pursue other opportunities. We wish him nothing but the very best and hope he is able to reach his dreams and goals.”
Bragg averaged 5.4 points and 4.1 rebounds in for Kansas in 2016-17. The 6-foot-10, 240-pound Cleveland native started the first five games of the season and had five games of 10 or more points his sophomore campaign. He scored a career-high 15 points twice against Siena (Nov. 18) and against TCU (Feb. 22). He posted his lone double-double of his career with 11 rebounds in the Siena contest.
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Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle.
A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013.
He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.