Ohio State got the shooting guard they wanted from the State of Ohio this past week. Malaki Branham is considered the 5th best shooting guard in the country and the number one overall player in Ohio for 2021. He selected Ohio State over Alabama, Xavier and Louisville.
Malaki Branham visits
He visited Columbus a number of times in addition to taking a look at Xavier and Louisville. But Chris Holtmann and staff pursued him well, keeping in contact constantly.
Branham was high on Holtmann’s wish list for this upcoming OSU class. He joins point guard Meechie Johnson and Kalen Etzler in the 2021 class. Ohio State’s class jumped to number two in the national rank after Branham committed.
Branham Crystal Ball Predictions
From Akron St. Vincent-St. Mary's, the same school as Lebron James. He was predicted to pick Ohio State but almost every basketball analyst. Assistant Coach Ryan Pedon recruited him for the Buckeyes.
What Branham Offers the Buckeyes
Branham is 6’5” 175 lbs. combo guard. He has good size, can handle the point when needed. Slashes to the rim and is getting better at mid-range shooting. Rebounds well at the high school level. Averaged 21 points a game and 7 rebounds last season.
Will enter the 2021 year behind Eugene Brown II and senior Duane Washington Jr.
Malaki Branham: Four-star shooting guard picks Ohio State