MALAKI BRANHAM

BIRTHDATE: 5/12/03

POSITION: Wing

HEIGHT: 6'5"

WEIGHT: 180

SCHOOL/ TEAM: Ohio State

CLASS: Freshman

STATS

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STRENGTHS

  • Versatile wing that can play and defend multiple positions 

  • Good positional size and length 

  • Strong frame and broad shoulders 

  • Ball mover with good passing instincts 

  • Old school pull up game off the dribble 

  • Gets to his sweet spots in 2 dribbles 

  • Shoots over the top of defenders 

  • Reminds me of Khris Middleton

  • Finishes with both hands around rim 

  • Secondary ball handler 

  • Comfortable playing as P&R ball handler 

  • Efficient scorer 

  • Very poised and patient; Mature game at 18

  • Good 3 point shooter when he looks to shoot

  • Soft touch around the rim 

  • Connective tissue; Ideal complimentary piece

AREAS TO IMPROVE | CONCERNS

  • Will need to tighten handle 

  • Good athlete, but average by NBA standards

  • Lacks ideal speed and burst 

  • May need pick or screen to get by athletic defended

  • Passes up open 3 point shots for mid range

FULL SCOUTING REPORT COMING SOON