Robert Morris transfer AJ Bramah is expected to cut his list of potential destinations to three Wednesday with Nevada still in the mix, a source with knowledge of his recruitment told Nevada Sports Net.
A 6-foot-7, 210-pound wing player, Bramah put his name in the NCAA transfer portal in early February. His original plan was to announce his next school March 20 before moving that decision back to May. His timeline appears to again be sped up as Bramah tweeted "Top 3" on Monday before it was reported he'll list those schools Wednesday.
Nevada is expected to be among the three options for the San Leandro, Calif., native. After playing two seasons at Sheridan College in Wyoming, Bramah transferred to Robert Morris, where he's spent the last two seasons, including 12 games this season before leaving the team to enter the portal. Because the NCAA granted all winter-sport athletes an additional year of eligibility, Bramah can return for another senior season, although he would count against Nevada's scholarship limit. The Wolf Pack is already two scholarships over the NCAA maximum of 13 players for the 2020-21 season.
Bramah was one of the nation's most productive players before entering the portal. He averaged 21 points and 10.3 rebounds on 51.1 percent shooting in a dozen games and scored at least 17 points in every game this season. At the time he entered the portal, Bramah was one of just four Division I players averaging at least 20 points and 10 rebounds per game. Robert Morris was 4-12 and on an eight-game skid when Bramah left the team. Last year, Bramah averaged 13 points and 7.9 rebounds on 56.9 percent shooting. He helped Robert Morris win the Northeast Conference regular season and tournament titles, although he didn't get to play in the NCAA Tournament because the event was canceled.
While Bramah is not a 3-point shooter (he's 0-for-3 in his college career), he's an excellent slasher who also got to the free throw line 6.3 times per game. He would be an impressive addition to Nevada's wing position. ESPN recently rated him as the 14th-best transfer available this season ahead of Oregon's Addison Patterson and Texas' Will Baker, two former top-50 prep recruits who have joined Nevada and will be eligible next season.
ESPN wrote of Bramah: "Bramah was one of the most productive players in the country before leaving Robert Morris in mid-February, averaging 21.0 points and 10.3 rebounds -- second in the Horizon in both categories. He had more than 20 programs reach out to him, but he's taking his time with a decision."
Among the schools to reportedly reached out to Bramah are Arkansas, Arizona, Washington, Utah, UNLV, San Diego State, Vanderbilt, Wake Forest, Seton Hall, UConn, Tennessee and TCU, among others. Bramah played his high school ball at San Leandro High in the Bay Area and averaged 12.9 points per game during his senior season in 2016-17. He averaged 12 points as a junior.
Nevada has loaded up on transfers under coach Steve Alford, who has added Grant Sherfield (Wichita State), Desmond Cambridge Jr. (Brown), Warren Washington (Oregon State), Johncarlos Reyes (Boston College), Patterson (Oregon) and Baker (Texas) via Division I transfers. The last 11 times a Nevada played made the All-Mountain West first, second or third team, he's been a Division I transfer.