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Carlton Bragg Jr to transfer from Kansas, destination unknown.

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The embattled sophomore has decided to continue his career and education elsewhere next year.

NCAA Basketball: Kansas at Oklahoma State Rob Ferguson-USA TODAY Sports

As reported by the Kansas City Star this morning, Kansas sophomore forward Carlton Bragg Jr. has decided to transfer, with the destination at this time unknown.

Both Bragg and Kansas coach Bill Self put out a release on the development. Bragg thanked the fans for their support, but said this year “didn’t go as well as I thought it would and it’s in my best interest to get a fresh start.” Self’s release indicated that they “respect his decision to pursue other opportunities” and that they “wish him nothing but the very best and hope he is able to reach his dreams and goals.”

This development was not entirely unexpected. Bragg struggled all season both on and off the court. He was noticeably absent from the Jayhawks’ Elite Eight loss to Oregon.

Looking forward, Bragg’s experience will likely be missed next year, but with Billy Preston signed and Udoka Azubuike returning from a wrist injury, the Jayhawks should be just fine down low next season, especially when you factor in the development of junior Dwight Coleby and freshman Mitch Lightfoot.

As for Bragg, it’s still unclear exactly who will be in the hunt for the former 5-star recruit. His off the court issues may cause some to hold back, but he is likely to be highly recruited.

The staff here at Rock Chalk Talk would like to join the Kansas staff in wishing Bragg well in whatever his next step might be.