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Height: 6'6"
Weight: 205
Year: Senior
Hometown: Hampton, Va.
High School: Genesis Academy


TWO-YEAR LETTERMAN - Applied Mathematics Major

2016-17: Saw the most playing time in his career...played in 27 of 30 games averaging 17.2 minutes a contest...hit double figures scoring nine of the last 15 games...scored career-high 23 points with season-high nine rebounds against Chattanooga Feb. 15...hit 6 of 10 shots and scored 15 points against The Citadel Feb. 11...scored 13 points (6 of 9 from floor) in win at Chattanooga Jan. 25...scored a then career-high 21 points at Wofford Jan. 19 hitting eight of 13 shots from the field...started the last 16 games of the year...shot 40.0% from 3-point range with most coming in SoCon games but was just one for his last 11 tries of the year...made first career-start against Western Carolina Jan. 12 and had seven points, four rebounds, and three blocks...scored a then season-high 11 points and grabbed a career-high seven rebounds in 16 minutes of action against East Tennessee State Dec. 31 and duplicated the effort against one week later at The Citadel in a season-high 17 minutes of action...hit three of four 3-pointers vs. ETSU Dec. 31...grabbed five rebounds at Wofford Jan. 19 and four rebounds against Southern Virginia and Gardner-Webb...blocked season-high 3 shots vs. Furman Feb. 13.

2015-16: Played in 17 games during the year…played in six of seven conference games in early-mid February including a season-high 16 minutes against Chattanooga Feb. 18 where he scored five points, grabbed three rebounds, and hit three-of-four free throws… scored a season-high six points with five rebounds against Central Penn – both season highs…scored five points at Western Carolina Jan. 9 and hit three of five shots for six points at UNCG January 17…tallied five points with five rebounds against Tusculum including a 3-pointer.

2014-15: Played in 15 games and averaged 5.5 minutes per contest…scored a season-high 14 points and grabbed four rebounds against Mid-Atlantic Christian Dec. 2 and hit 6 of 14 shots from the floor…scored 12 points and grabbed six rebounds against Johnson Nov. 18…had three rebounds versus West Virginia Nov. 26…blocked three shots against Mid Atlantic Christian…did not see action in games after February 3.

HIGH SCHOOL: Posted numbers of 14.4 points, 7.1 rebounds, 2.0 steals, and shot 58% from the floor as a senior...posted an impressive double-double with 12 points and 12 rebounds in the Bull City Classic Championship over Hillside (Durham, N.C) on November 30 and hit six of seven shots from the floor in the contest while also having three assists, three steals, and three blocks in the tournament final...other top Branch performances included 25 points and 8 rebounds against Quality Education Academy on December 17 and 23 points and 11 rebounds versus Charis Prep on January 24.

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In the Mind: Armani Branch
Chattanooga at VMI 2016-17