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Adrian Francis Branch (born November 17, 1963, in Washington, D.C.) 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 two times. In 1984, Branch lead the Terrapins to the 1984 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 World 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.
Branch is currently a college basketball analyst for ESPN.
- ^ BOBCATS: Adrian Branch Named Television Color Analyst