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Forward from Indiana announces commitment to Wright State

Wright State University head men’s basketball coach Scott Nagy kneels by the court during their game against Miami University Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017, at Millett Hall in Oxford. NICK GRAHAM/STAFF
Wright State University head men’s basketball coach Scott Nagy kneels by the court during their game against Miami University Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017, at Millett Hall in Oxford. NICK GRAHAM/STAFF

Raiders have two commitments in 2020 class

The Wright State Raiders men’s basketball team received a verbal commitment from Andrew Welage, a 6-foot-7 forward from Greensburg, Ind., on Saturday.

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Welage, a senior at Greensburg Community High School, received a scholarship offer from Wright State in June. Nevada and Vermont, which was the first school to offer him a scholarship on May 3, were among the other schools recruiting him.

Welage averaged 16.7 points, 6.5 rebounds, 4.6 assists and 1.5 steals per game and reached the 1,000-point milestone last season as a junior. The Indianapolis star ranked him the 13th best Indiana recruit in the class of 2020.

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Welage is the younger brother of Ryan Welage, who scored 1,494 points in a college career that included three seasons at San Jose State and one at Xavier. He averaged 6.7 points last season as a graduate student at Xavier.

Welage joins Brandon Noel, a 6-foot-7 senior forward from Chillicothe High School, in Wright State's 2020 recruiting class. Noel committed to Dayton in June.