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STATE CHAMPS! SCOUT TEAM: Greensburg small forward Andrew Welage picks Wright State for hoops

By: , September 3, 2019, 12:37 am

The well is rarely dry on the hardwood in Greensburg, Ind. Andrew Welage is a pure gunner on the perimeter with the court vision of a point guard. 

The senior basketball star committed to Wright State over the weekend, pulling a true diamond-in-ruff sleeper prospect off the board for the state’s Class of 2020. Welage is a workhorse on the wing and gets after it on both ends of the floor. Still, he’s not considered a top-10 prospect in the Hoosier State and has gotten unfairly overlooked when discussion of early Mr. Basketball candidates has arisen in recent months.

The resume and eye test tell a whole different story.

The 6-foot-7 small forward peppered the stat sheet for 17 points, seven rebounds and five assists per night last winter as a junior. The versatility and warriors spirit is undeniable. He can shoot it well from deep, has always displayed playmaking ability in the open floor and has the mid-range game and finishing ability to keep defenders honest in the half court set. His brother Ryan just completed a prolific college career at San Jose State and Xavier.

The younger Welage chose Wright State over Nevada and Vermont. Under Scott Nagy, Wright State went 21-14 in 2019 and took home a share of a regular season Horizon League title.

— SCOTT M. BURNSTEIN