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Malaki Branham

Guard

Player profile

  • Height 6-5
  • Weight 180
  • Year Fr.
  • Hometown Columbus, Ohio
  • H.S./Last School St. Vincent-St. Mary’s

Prior to Ohio State

  • Top 100 Recruit by ESPN … ranked No. 32 in the 2021 class
  • Named Ohio’s Mr. Basketball as a senior in 2021, becoming the first SVSM player since LeBron James to win the award
  • Selected to the 2021 Jordan Brand Classic, which wasn’t played due to Covid 19
  • Two-time first team All-Ohio honoree
  • Two-time state champion (2018, 2021) who scored 1,501 career points at SVSM
  • As a senior, he led St. Vincent-St. Mary to a 25-2 record and a ninth Division II state championship, averaging 21.3 points per game, 5.1 rebounds, 2.7 assists and 1.8 steals.
  • In the 2021 title game vs. Columbus St. Francis DeSales, he scored a game-high 37 points.
  • Led SVSM to the DII state title in 2018 as a freshman and then the Irish lost in the DI state title game during his sophomore season