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Boys' basketball: Former Loyola standout Thomas Welsh makes USA U19 team

Former Loyola 7-foot center Thomas Welsh, who will be a sophomore at UCLA, has made the 12-man team selected to represent the United States at the FIBA U19 World Championships in Greece.

It shows the hard work and improvement for Welsh, who was not considered a top contender to make the team when tryouts began.

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But Welsh impressed the selectors with his rebounding and perimeter game.

Arizona's Sean Miller is head coach for the team. The tournament takes place June 27-July 5.

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