Malaki Branham is one of many talented players at Pickerington Central for the All Ohio Hoops Showcase.

Posted On: 04/23/20 8:00 PM

Many people have a misunderstanding that shooting guards only "shoot". In today’s game, the 2-guard has evolved into a much larger role and has to do so much more than be an outside shooter. Can a SG put the ball on the floor? Defensively, can he compete and defend his own position as well as defend point guards? How tall is the player and can he create his own shots when defenses commit? All of these traits can be found in the Top 10 below.

NameCurrent RankingHeightHigh SchoolCollege Commitment
Malaki Branham16'5SVSM
E.J. Farmer116'5Cleveland Heights
Kobe Johnson136'3Canton McKinley
Will McCracken146'4Moeller
Aidan Noyes216'6Moeller
Trey Woodyard226'5London
Chance Groce296'5Linden McKinley
Tasos Cook336'1Westerville Central
CamRon McKenzie346'3Hughes
Anthony McComb386'2Thurgood Marshall

By the Numbers:

  • 3 prospects from NE Ohio, 4 prospects from SW Ohio, 3 prospects from Central Ohio
  • Top player in the Ohio’s 2021 class (Branham) 
  • No current college commitments
  • 3 state champions over the last 2 years (Branham, McCracken, Noyes)


Tyler Jackson Tyler Jackson 6'4" | SG Garfield Heights | 2021 State OH (Garfield Heights)

Josh Thorbahn Josh Thorbahn 6'5" | SG Ottoville | 2021 State OH (Ottoville)

Darius Parham Darius Parham 6'3" | SG Bishop Ready | 2021 State OH (Bishop Ready)

Isaac Settles Isaac Settles 6'5" | SG Thomas Worthington | 2021 State OH (Thomas Worthington)

Andrew Rinn Andrew Rinn 6'4" | SG Revere | 2021 OH (Revere)

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