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Friday / August 19.
  • Recruiting Roundup: Bragg Sets Illinois Home Visit, Zimmerman Slates Kentucky Home Visit; Illikainen Has Final 4

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    adidas UnrivaledHere are a few quick recruiting notes from today…

    **Carlton Bragg has set a home visit with Illinois for Sept. 30, his mentor, Michael Graves, told SNY.tv. The 6-foot-8 power forward from Cleveland (OH) Villa-Angela St. Joseph recently cut his list to include Kentucky, Kansas, Illinois, Arizona and UCLA. He will visit Kansas Oct. 10 and Kentucky Oct. 17 on unofficials.

    **Stephen Zimmerman, the 7-footer from Las Vegas Bishop Gorman, set a home visit with Kentucky for Sept. 13, his mother told Chip Miller of SNY.tv. The Zimmermans will also host UNLV on Stephen’s birthday, Sept. 9th, Arizona the next night on the 10th, North Carolina on the 11th, Kansas the 15th, UCLA on Sept. 16th and Indiana on the 18th.

    He has scheduled all five of his official visits starting with North Carolina on Oct. 3, Kansas on Oct. 10 for ‘Late Night in the Phog,’ Kentucky on Oct. 17 for ‘Big Blue Madness,’ UCLA on Oct. 24 and Arizona on Nov. 7.

    **Alex Illikainen, a 6-9 power forward from Brewster (N.H.) Academy, has a final four of Iowa, Minnesota, Oregon, and Wisconsin, Brewster coach Jason Smith Tweeted. He visited Iowa last weekend and goes to Oregon Sept. 12-14 and Wisconsin the following weekend, Smith confirmed.

    **Josh Sharma, a 7-footer from Northfield (MA) Mount Hermon, will take an official to Boston College Sept. 18, sources confirmed.

    **DuPree McBrayer, a 2015 Minnesota commit, is now enrolled at Sunrise (KS) Christian, coach Kyle Lindsted told SNY.tv. Minnesota also hosts 6-1 point guard Jarvis Johnson and 6-10 big man Jonathan Nwankwo this weekend.



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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.