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Malaki Branham Commits To Ohio State

Jul 23, 2020 1:29 AM

Malaki Branham announced his commitment to Ohio State on Wednesday.

Branham, a top 30 prospect in ESPN's 2021 class, chose Ohio State over Alabama, Baylor, Louisville, Missouri, Marquette and Xavier.

"They've shown me how I can flourish in their system with my versatility at the guard position. They also believe in my abilities at the highest level," said Branham.

Branham is Ohio State's third top-100 prospect in their 2021 class. 

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The Basketball Tournament To Be Played From July 4th-14th, Games Will Air On ESPN

Jun 12, 2020 1:24 AM

The Basketball Tournament will take place from July 4th through the 14th in Columbus, OH.

The tournament, which features a $1 million prize for the winners, is in its seventh year. Games will be televised on ESPN.

No more than 50 people will be allowed in the gym at one time, though the tournament will feature more than 400 players.

Players will self-quarantine and get tested before games. Should a player test positive for COVID-19, his entire team will get thrown out of the tournament.

Last year's tournament was won by Carmen's Crew, a team made up of former Ohio State players.

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Seth Towns Commits To Ohio State

Mar 22, 2020 1:35 AM

Former Harvard guard Seth Towns announced his commitment to Ohio State on Saturday night.

Towns was rated as the best graduate transfer on the market, according to ESPN.

"I'm coming home. From a basketball standpoint, it makes sense for me. Obviously, there's no place like home. Coach [Chris] Holtmann and I have developed a really good relationship; I trust him wholly. It's great, it's been my childhood dream. I have a painting of me in an Ohio State jersey on my childhood bedroom wall, even still. I got that when I was 2 years old," said Towns.

Duke was also interested in Towns.

Towns, who missed the past two seasons due to a knee injury, averaged 16.0 points and 5.7 rebounds during the 2017-18 season.

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