Jesse Branson

Herman Jesse Branson (January 7, 1942 – November 2, 2014) was an American basketball player.

Jesse Branson
Personal information
Born(1942-01-07)January 7, 1942
Graham, North Carolina
DiedNovember 2, 2014(2014-11-02) (aged 72)
Gibsonville, North Carolina
Listed height6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)
Listed weight195 lb (88 kg)
Career information
High schoolHolt (Burlington, North Carolina)
CollegeElon (1961–1965)
NBA draft1965 / Round: 2 / Pick: 13th overall
Selected by the Philadelphia 76ers
Playing career1965–1968
PositionSmall forward
Number22, 24
Career history
1965Philadelphia 76ers
1965–1966Trenton Colonials
1967–1968New Orleans Buccaneers
Career NBA and ABA statistics
Points1,091 (13.1 ppg)
Rebounds541 (6.6 rpg)
Assists67 (0.8 apg)
Stats at

Born in Graham, North Carolina, he played collegiately for Elon University. He was 6 feet 7 inches (2.01 m) tall.

He was selected by the Philadelphia 76ers in the second round (18th pick overall) of the 1965 NBA Draft.

He played for the 76ers (1965–66) in the NBA for 5 games and for the New Orleans Buccaneers (1967–68) in the ABA for 78 games.

Branson died on November 2, 2014 in Gibsonville, North Carolina where he lived.[1]


  1. ^ "Former Elon basketball great Jesse Branson dies at 72". Burlington Times-News. November 3, 2014. Retrieved November 3, 2014.

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