November 17, 1963 |
|Listed height||6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)|
|Listed weight||185 lb (84 kg)|
|High school||DeMatha Catholic
|NBA draft||1985 / Round: 2 / Pick: 46th overall|
|Selected by the Chicago Bulls|
|Number||24, 21, 1|
|1986–1987||Los Angeles Lakers|
|1987||New Jersey Nets|
|1988–1989||Portland Trail Blazers|
|1989–1990||Sioux Falls Skyforce|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Stats at Basketball-Reference.com|
Adrian Francis Branch (born November 17, 1963) is a retired American professional basketball player. A 6'7" guard/forward out of DeMatha high school, Branch starred at the University of Maryland from 1981 to 1985. He was an All-ACC second team selection twice. In 1984 Branch led the Terrapins to the ACC Championship. He finished his career at Maryland as their second all-time leading scorer. In 2004, Branch was honored at the ACC Tournament as an "ACC Legend."
Branch was drafted into the NBA in the second round by the Chicago Bulls in 1985. He played a reserve role with the Los Angeles Lakers when they won the NBA Championship in 1987. He later played in Australia for the NBL's Geelong Supercats and Brisbane Bullets, as well as playing in Spain, France, Monaco, Thailand, Philippines, Israel, Turkey and the Dominican Republic.
Branch has worked with Sportsworld Ministries, Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) Young Life, Youth for Christ, Youth With A Mission (YWAM), Athletes in Action (AIA) and Sports Power International.
Adrian Branch joined ESPN in 2007 as a college basketball analyst.