Bruin Thomas Welsh to compete on USA Men’s U19 World Championship Team

Rising sophomore Thomas Welsh is one of two centers on USA Men's Basketball's U19 roster. The United States is currently in Greece, competing in the FIBA World Championship. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Rising sophomore Thomas Welsh is one of two centers on USA Men's Basketball's U19 roster. The United States is currently in Greece, competing in the FIBA World Championship. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

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BY MATT CUMMINGSBruin Sports senior staffmbcummings@media.ucla.edu Men’s basketball assistant coach Ed Schilling has worked with countless NBA players. But to him, none of the two-decades-worth of elite athletes he has coached at the high school, college, and professional levels have matched Thomas Welsh’s work ethic.


With goalie Garrett Danner sidelined with an injury, rising junior attacker Ryder Roberts said that the U.S. veterans are confident in the team's youth. Roberts helped the team to a fifth-place finish in 2013. (Daily Bruin file photo)
With goalie Garrett Danner sidelined with an injury, rising junior attacker Ryder Roberts said that the U.S. veterans are confident in the team's youth. Roberts helped the team to a fifth-place finish in 2013. (Daily Bruin file photo)



Former UCLA guard Norman Powell was drafted 46th overall in the 2015 NBA draft. The pick was originally held by the Milwaukee Bucks, but then was traded to the Toronto Raptors. (Daily Bruin file photo)
Former UCLA guard Norman Powell was drafted 46th overall in the 2015 NBA draft. The pick was originally held by the Milwaukee Bucks, but then was traded to the Toronto Raptors. (Daily Bruin file photo)

Former UCLA men's basketball forward Kevon Looney was selected 30th overall by the Golden State Warriors in the 2015 NBA Draft. (Daily Bruin file photo)
Former UCLA men's basketball forward Kevon Looney was selected 30th overall by the Golden State Warriors in the 2015 NBA Draft. (Daily Bruin file photo)



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