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#14 Stefan Welsh
Position: Guard
Height: 6'3"
Weight: 185
Year: Senior
Hometown: Newport News, Va.
High School: Hargrave Military Academy
Experience: 3 Letters
Stefan Welsh
Courtesy: Phil Pierce, Athletic Media Relations
Release: 10/20/2007

2009-10 Preview:
One of the leaders of last season's team, Welsh is back after starting 24 games. One of four returning lettermen at guard, he will be counted on in the backcourt again. Last year he saw action at guard and on the wing, but may be able to spend more time at the guard spot this season. Highlights included hitting the game-winning three at South Alabama and making the Jim Thorpe Classic all-tournament team.

After averaging 5.3 points and 1.4 rebounds as a sophomore, Welsh improved to 11.5 points, 2.9 rebounds, 2.1 assists and 1.0 steal. He made 188-of-327 shots overall (.361), 51-of-166 threes (.307) and 57-of-90 free throws (.633). He played 29.5 minutes in all 30 games with 24 starts. He was 29th in the SEC in scoring.

In SEC play, he averaged 9.8 points, 2.2 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 1.0 steal. He made 56-of-177 shots (.316), 25-of-95 threes (.263) and 20-of-33 free throws (.606).

He had 297 points and 82 rebounds for his career entering the season, but had 344 points and 86 boards as a junior.

His game-winning three with 2.9 seconds left at South Alabama (11/26) was just the third game-winning shot in the final 10 seconds for Arkansas in this decade.

He had nine points and two assists in the opener against Southeastern Louisiana (11/14). SLU had the ball for the final possession in regulation, but Welsh drew a charge on Kevyn Green with two seconds left to force overtime. He had 14 points and four assists in the win over California-Davis (11/20).

His three from the top of the key with 2.9 seconds left was the game-winner at South Alabama (11/26). He finished with 24 points, nine rebounds, four assists and two steals in 38 minutes. His three gave Arkansas its first lead of the second half.

Welsh came off the bench against Austin Peay (12/17), but his three with 3:51 left gave Arkansas a 75-70 lead and he was 6-of-6 on free throws in the final 52 seconds. He came off the bench again in the next game against Stephen F. Austin (12/10), and had 12 points to help Arkansas win the Jim Thorpe Classic team title and earn him a spot on the all-tournament team.

He started against Northwestern State (12/27) and led the team in scoring for the first time in his career with 27 points. He was 8-of-13 shooting, including 6-of-8 on threes, and added five rebounds.

In the win over No. 4 Oklahoma (12/30), he made 6-of-12 shots, including 3-of-5 threes, and finished with 19 points and five rebounds. Against North Texas (1/3), he had 19 points, three rebounds and two assists.

In the win over No. 7 Texas (1/6), he was 9-of-21 shooting, finishing with 20 points, two rebounds and two assists with no turnovers. His three with 3:32 left gave Arkansas the lead for good at 60-57.

Welsh had a team-high tying 14 points and a team-high four assists against Kentucky (2/14). Coming off the bench for the first time in 17 games against Georgia (3/1), he was 6-of-12 from the floor, and finished with 14 points, four assists and five steals.

The top returning scorer and the only returning starter on the team, he averaged 5.3 points, 1.4 rebounds and 2.1 assists for the year. He played in all 35 games, made 21 starts and averaged just more than 19 minutes a game. He was 63-of-173 from the field (.364), 38-of-114 on threes (333) and 20-of-31 at the line (.645). He was second on the team with 74 assists, third with 38 threes and fourth with 24 steals.

In conference play, he averaged 4.8 points, 1.3 rebounds and 1.9 assists. He shot 32.5 percent overall (27-83), 28.6 percent on threes (14-49) and 75 percent at the line (9-12).

He had 74 assists with 67 turnovers for the year, and 30 and 26, respectively, in SEC action. He led the team in assists five times and was in double figures scoring three times.

In the win over No. 25 Mississippi State (1/30), he finished with seven points, one assist and two steals with no turnovers.

At Mississippi State (2/16), he was 4-of-5 shooting for nine points in 13 minutes. Against LSU (2/20), he was 3-of-8 from the floor but 3-of-5 on threes, finishing with 10 points, two rebounds and three assists.

In the SEC Tournament against No. 18 Vanderbilt (3/14), he was 4-of-8 shooting, including 3-of-5 on threes, and had 11 points and two assists. Against No. 4 Tennessee (3/15), he was 4-of-6 shooting, all threes, for 12 points with two assists.

In the NCAA Tournament against Indiana (3/21), he was 2-of-4 shooting, all threes, for six points in the first half before being forced from the game with a twisted ankle. He tried to play in the second-round loss to No. 1 North Carolina (3/23), but was 0-of-1 in just four minutes.

He played in all 35 games with one start. He averaged 3.2 points for the year.

He led the team in assists twice and was in double figures scoring twice.

In the semifinal win over Marist in the Old Spice Classic (11/24), he hit two threes and two free throws for eight points in 11 minutes. In the championship game win over West Virginia (11/26), he made two threes and finished with eight points in 15 minutes.

He made his first start in the win over No. 16 LSU (1/20) and had a rebound in six minutes.

Against No. 24 Kentucky (2/3), he came off the bench and played 20 minutes. He made 5-of-11 shots, including 3-of-7 threes, and finished with 13 points, two rebounds and four assists with just one turnover.

In the win over Auburn (2/7), he had three points and two rebounds. He hit the first three of the game for the Razorbacks, extending Arkansas' streak of games with a three to 600.

Welsh was huge in the home win over Mississippi State (2/28), hitting 6-of-7 shots, including 4-of-5 threes, and scoring 16 points in 19 minutes off the bench.

In the win at No. 19 Vanderbilt (3/3), he was 4-of-5 at the line, finishing with four points, a rebound, two assists and a steal. He had six points, on two threes, a rebound and one assist against South Carolina in the opener of the SEC Tournament (3/8). In the quarterfinals against Vanderbilt (3/9), he had four points, a rebound and a steal in 11 minutes. In the semifinal against Mississippi State (3/10), he hit 2-of-4 threes, and had six points, two rebounds and three assists with no turnovers in 22 minutes.

In High School:
At Hargrave, he averaged 17.0 points, 5.0 rebounds, 5.0 assists and 4.0 steals on a team finishing 34-2. In the Champions Prep Classic, a game between the top two ranked prep schools in the nation, he had 17 points, six assists and four rebounds in helping Hargrave post a 107-101 victory over The Patterson School.

Welsh was rated the No. 69 player in the nation by Basketball Times and No. 98 by Scout.

He was an honorable mention McDonald's All-American as a senior at Woodside High in Newport News after averaging 20 points. He was a Nike All-American in 2004 and 2005, and also earned All-America honors from Street & Smith's. He was first-team all-state and MVP of the 2006 seven-city Battle of the Bay all-star game. He also averaged 22.0 points as a junior and 18.0 as a sophomore. Welsh helped Woodside win two state titles.

In summer 2005, he averaged 25.0 points in the Super Showcase in Orlando after leading his team to the title of the Nike Peach Jam.

He signed with Arkansas after also considering Xavier, Virginia, Marquette, Tennessee, Boston College, Providence and Rutgers.

Also a star on the football field at Woodside, he was second-team all-state as a wide receiver and defensive back, and first-team all-district as a receiver and kick returner.

Born Nov. 17, 1987, he is the son of Yolanda Welsh. He is majoring in kinesiology. Welsh wore No. 2 as a freshman but switched to No. 14 prior to the 2007-08 season.

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