Adrian Branch
Branch playing for Maryland in 1983
Personal information
Born (1963-11-17) November 17, 1963 (age 58)
Washington, D.C.
Listed height6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)
Listed weight185 lb (84 kg)
Career information
High schoolDeMatha Catholic
(Hyattsville, Maryland)
CollegeMaryland (1981–1985)
NBA draft1985 / Round: 2 / Pick: 46th overall
Selected by the Chicago Bulls
Playing career1985–1995
PositionSmall forward
Number24, 21, 1
Career history
1985–1986Baltimore Lightning
1986–1987Los Angeles Lakers
1987New Jersey Nets
1987–1988Unicaja Málaga
1988–1989Portland Trail Blazers
1989Minnesota Timberwolves
1989–1990Sioux Falls Skyforce
1991–1992Brisbane Bullets
1992–1993Geelong Supercats
1994–1995Hapoel Givatayim
Career highlights and awards
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Adrian Francis Branch (born November 17, 1963) is a retired American professional basketball player.

A 6'7" small 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, Branch became a television color analyst for the NBA's Charlotte Bobcats games.[1] He joined ESPN in 2007 as a college basketball analyst.


  1. ^ "BOBCATS: Adrian Branch Named Television Color Analyst". Archived from the original on December 2, 2006. Retrieved December 18, 2006.