Malaki Branham Continues to Look Like True Second Option For Ohio State Amid Impressive Three-Game Run

Malaki Branham continues to look like Ohio State's true second option amid an impressive three-game run in which he's averaging 24 points per game.

1/12/2022 5:05:00 AM

Malaki Branham continues to look like Ohio State's true second option amid an impressive three-game run in which he's averaging 24 points per game.

Malaki Branham continues to look like Ohio State's true second option amid an impressive three-game run in which he's averaging 24 points per game.

Branham is now the Buckeyes’ second-leading scorer on the season, as well, with an average of 10.4 points per game even though he averaged just 6.3 before Ohio State’s COVID pause. He shot under 40 percent against Indiana as the entire team struggled from the floor, but Branham is still shooting nearly 58 percent from the floor over the last three games.

“Even though some of those shots didn’t go in against Indiana, the game’s slowing down for him a little bit,” said Ohio State assistant coach Jake Diebler, who served as acting head coach on Sunday withChris Holtmann outdue to health and safety protocols. “He’s figuring out how to get more shots off, and he’s staying aggressive, playing with a little more physicality and force than what he started with at the beginning of the year. Our belief in him, and really all our young guys – that transition from high school to college is challenging – but he’s certainly starting to emerge as an offensive weapon.”

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