Carlton Bragg Jr, #15

  • Year Sophomore
  • Pos Forward
  • H/W 6-9/230

Season stats

Shooting A M %
Field goals 132 67 .508
Free throws 42 27 .643
Three pointers 4 0 .000
High game points 15
Effective FG% .508
Per-game breakdown Total Per game
Off. rebounds551.8
Def. rebounds732.4
Blocked shots170.5
Games played31
Games started5
Minutes per game13.8
Total Points161
Points per game5.2
Personal fouls74
Technical fouls0
Triple doubles0
Double doubles1


Carlton Bragg’s philosophy on life might be best described as, “Keep Smiling.” Asked if it’s by design that he greets everybody with a toothy grin and enthusiastic handshake, he didn’t hesitate.

“Yes, yes,” the Kansas sophomore forward from Cleveland said. “Always got to (smile). Positive vibes.”

The 6-foot-10 Bragg made many fans during his freshman season at KU — not just for showing potential (3.8 ppg, 2.5 rpg) in playing behind Perry Ellis on the block, but for happily sticking around for an hour after home games to sign autographs.

“He smiles a lot. He is just friendly with everybody,” said Bragg’s roommate, Lagerald Vick. “How hard he plays, the energy he brings to the court … he’s always smiling. He took that role from me,” junior guard Devonté Graham stated.

“He has the best personality,” said coach Bill Self. “He checks out of the games and into the games running faster than any player I ever coached in my life. Seriously, I kind of get scared when he runs toward me. If he doesn’t stop right there (at the bench), sometimes there could be a bad collision.”

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