UCLA Basketball: Welsh, Holiday To Declare For NBA Draft

Two additional members of the UCLA basketball program are set to test the NBA Draft waters.

According to a report from Jon Rothstein of FanRag Sports, junior center Thomas Welsh and sophomore guard Aaron Holiday have declared for the 2017 draft but have not hired agents.

Because they have not hired agents, there is still a chance they could return to the Bruins for the 2017-18 season.

UCLA has previously lost Lonzo Ball and TJ Leaf to the draft, while Ike Anigbogu has also decided to test the waters without an agent.

In Welsh, the Bruins are losing a seven-foot big man who averaged 10.8 points and 8.7 rebounds per game last season. Holiday, meanwhile, averaged 12.3 points, 2.9 rebounds and 4.4 assists per contest.

That would be a lot of production for the Bruins to replace.

Players have until ten days after the final day of the NBA Combine to remove their name from the draft pool.

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