Carlton Bragg transferring from Kansas after off-court issues

Coach Bill Self said Bragg will move on to another school. The sophomore was arrested in December and January, impacting his season.

Carlton Bragg won't be a member of Kansas' team next season. The sophomore has decided to transfer to another school, coach Bill Self announced Thursday.

“We appreciate Carlton’s efforts the last two years at Kansas,” Self said in a release, via The Kansas City Star. “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, a five-star recruit from Cleveland, saw his productivity drop this season after a successful freshman campaign, especially after he was suspended four games this year.

Bragg was arrested in December after he was accused of shoving his girlfriend at a party. Themisdemeanor battery charge was dropped after surveillance showed he was acting in self-defense, but Bragg had already been suspended one game.

He was arrested again in January and charged withmisdemeanor possession ofof drug paraphernalia. That resulted in a three-game suspension.

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“I really enjoyed my time here at Kansas,” Bragg said in a release. “Kansas has the best fans and I do love the program. This past year didn’t go as well as I thought it would and it’s in my best interest to get a fresh start. I want to thank my teammates, coaches and the fans for all their support these past two years. I will always cheer for the Jayhawks.”

Bragg averaged 5.2 points and 4.1 rebounds in 13.8 minutes per game this season, appearing in 31 contests.

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