Branham leaving Ohio State for NBA

Credit: Keith Srakocic

Credit: Keith Srakocic

Malaki Branham is one and done at Ohio State.

Branham announced Tuesday his intention to hire an agent and enter the 2022 NBA Draft, ending his Buckeye career after one season.

Branham, a 6-foot-5 guard, was the Big Ten Freshman of the Year and third-team All-Big Ten. He averaged 13.7 points per game and shot 41.6 percent from 3-point range this season.

He was named Ohio Mr. Basketball in 2021 as a senior at Akron St. Vincent-St. Mary.

Branham is a projected first-round pick in the NBA Draft, which will take place June 23.

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