Birch, who was ranked No. 9 in the 2011 Rivals150, is headed to UNLV after beginning the season with Pittsburgh. A top notch athlete at 6-foot-8, Birch also considered Florida and New Mexico State.
Branch, the No. 65 ranked prospect in the 2011 Rivals150, is leaving Texas A&M for St. John's. A 6-foot-3 guard, Branch is known for his defensive capabilities as much as his offensive skills.