Updated on 8/27/22. Written by Alan Lu.
2022 Rankings were finalized on 6/23/22.
College: Ohio State
2022 Top 100 Prospect Rank: 17
Projected Draft Range: Mid 1st Round
2022 NBA Draft: Round 1, Pick 20 by the San Antonio Spurs
Solid scorer off the dribble
Excels at scoring on off-ball motion plays
Decent rebounder for his size
Reluctant to take threes
Lacks an elite first step off the dribble
Not an elite ball handler, can be turnover prone
Unselfish to a fault
Needs to improve his defense
Malaki Branham is an athletic, skilled swingman that can shoot and score the basketball. He will need to trust his three-point shot more and take them far more in games, and he will need to improve his defense, but he is a talented prospect that currently projects to go in the mid first round in the 2022 draft.
11/30/21 Ohio State vs. Duke
2/19/22 Ohio State vs. Iowa
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