There's no shortage of young talent in the 2022 NBA Draft, and that includes Ohio State Buckeyes prospect Malaki Branham.
Branham figures to be a first-round pick on draft night, but the real question is whether he makes his way into the top 10 or not.
Here's everything you need to know about Branham ahead of the 2022 NBA Draft.
Malaki Branham Mock Draft 2022
Yahoo! Sports predictions are from Raphielle Johnson's latest mock draft. CBS Sports' predictions are from Kyle Boone's latest mock draft. Bleacher Report's projections are from Jonathan Wasserman's latest mock draft.
Yahoo! Sports: Charlotte Hornets (No. 13)
CBS Sports: Atlanta Hawks (No. 16)
Bleacher Report: New York Knics (No. 11)
Malaki Branham NBA Draft Stock & Projection
- New York Knicks (No. 11) -1
- Charlotte Hornets (No. 13) - 1
- Atlanta Hawks (No. 16) - 1
Branham looks like a strong candidate to be a lottery pick on June 23. Two of these three mock drafts see him going within the first 13 picks, while one other has him going at No. 16 to the New York Knicks. It's clear the wing will be one of first prospects off the board next Thursday after a standout freshman campaign for the Buckeyes.
Malaki Branham Stats
2021-22 Ohio State Buckeyes (Freshman)
- 13.7 points, 3.6 rebounds, 2.0 assists, 0.7 steals, 0.3 blocks, 1.7 turnovers, 1.2 3-pointers, 29.6 minutes per game. 49.8% field goal, 41.6% 3-point shooting.
Branham did a little bit of everything for Ohio State en route to winning Big Ten Freshman of the Year, but it's clear scoring will be his calling card at the next level. He shot nearly 50% from the field and looks like a potential marksman in the making after shooting 41.6% on 3-point shots this season. The freshman also attacked the basket at will, which resulted in several highlight plays even in heavy traffic. His proficiency as a sharpshooter and penetrator makes him a hot commodity in today's NBA.
Malaki Branham Height, Wingspan & Age
All height, weight and workout information is from NBA.com.
- Age: 19 years (born 2003)
- Height: 6'5.5"
- Weight: 194.8 lbs
- Wingspan: 6'10.00"
Malaki Branham Highlights
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