It was pretty much a given that UCLA would have 1 player taken in the 2018 NBA Draft, that being guard Aaron Holiday. That came to fruition late in the first round when the Indiana Pacers picked him 23rd overall.
But the Bruins weren’t done having their names called on Thursday night in Brooklyn, as center Thomas Welsh was picked No. 58 overall by the Denver Nuggets.
Our big man’s headed to Denver!
Congratulations to Thomas Welsh, selected No. 58 by the @nuggets in the 2018 NBA Draft.
— UCLA Basketball (@UCLAMBB) June 22, 2018
A 4-year player for UCLA, the 7-foot Welsh averaged 12.6 points and 10.8 rebounds per game as a senior. He started 94 games and finished his Bruins career with 1,248 points and 1,035 rebounds, 1 of a small number of UCLA players to reach 1,000 in both categories.