Adrian Branch

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Adrian Branch
Personal information
Born (1963-11-17) November 17, 1963 (age 54)
Washington, D.C.
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)
Listed weight 185 lb (84 kg)
Career information
High school DeMatha Catholic
(Hyattsville, Maryland)
College Maryland (1981–1985)
NBA draft 1985 / Round: 2 / Pick: 46th overall
Selected by the Chicago Bulls
Position Shooting guard
Number 24, 21, 1
Career history
1985–1986 Baltimore Lightning
1986–1987 Los Angeles Lakers
1987 New Jersey Nets
1987–1988 Unicaja Málaga
1988–1989 Portland Trail Blazers
1989 Minnesota Timberwolves
1989–1990 Sioux Falls Skyforce
1990–1991 Monaco
1991–1992 Brisbane Bullets
1992–1993 Geelong Supercats
1994–1995 Hapoel Gvat/Yagur
Career highlights and awards
Stats at

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.

In 2004, he became a television color analyst for the NBA's Charlotte Bobcats games.[1]

Adrian Branch joined ESPN in 2007 as a college basketball analyst.


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