Malaki Branham will have the chance to hear his name called in the NBA Draft in person.
The one-and-done former Ohio State guard received a green room invite to attend the NBA Draft with his family on June 23rd, according to ESPN Draft analyst Jonathan Givony.
Branham is among 16 players to receive invites to the NBA Draft so far, as the top-16 prospects in the ESPN Top-100 each received an invite.
16 confirmed NBA draft green room invites thus far, per sources:— Jonathan Givony (@DraftExpress) June 13, 2022
Former Ohio State forward E.J. Liddell, who is also a projected first-round pick in the NBA Draft, did not yet receive an invite to attend the draft. However, Givony reports that up to four more green room invites could still be issued. Liddell is currently the No. 20 player in the ESPN Top-100.
The 2022 NBA Draft will likely mark the first time Ohio State will have multiple first-round picks since Greg Oden, Mike Conley and Dequan Cook were all selected in the first round of the 2007 NBA Draft.