Tachibana (橘) is a second year shooting guard who plays for Kitasumi High. As of yet his last name has not been revealed in the series.
Tachibana is about 180 cm tall. He has medium length messy black hair with corresponding eyes. His jersey number is 6 and he wears 'ASICS Gel Double II' sneakers.
Tachibana is one of the starters on his team and participated in the practice match between Kitasumi High and Kuzuryū High. After Tarou and Katori, Tachibana is the third most vital player on his team. He is an efficient scorer, a team player with a strong fighting spirit, one who does not hesitate when he finds an opportunity to score.
- The name Tachibana means "orange, tangerine."
- "Aw maan, so they've got one of those lame guys trying to look like NBA players. With all that, his actual ability is probably nothing... It's not like he really has a tattoo or anything... HHH... He's got one!! - Kenji Natsume (Chapter 38)
- "Hey, are you okay my elbow hit you. Your face was just at this height." - to Sora Kurumatani (Chapter 41)
- "You've got the ball, but what can you even do from here? I'm not just going to leave you open for an easy shot!... How the hell does he turn on a dime while running so fast?" - to Kenji Natsume (Chapter 42)