UCLA's Welsh and Holiday to enter NBA draft without agents

LOS ANGELES (AP) UCLA starting center Thomas Welsh and top reserve Aaron Holiday are entering their names in the NBA draft, but neither will hire agents.

A team spokesman announced their decisions Monday.

By not hiring agents, both players retain their right to return to school next season. They have until May 24 to withdraw from the draft, which is June 22.

Coach Steve Alford says he'll support the decisions of Welsh and Holiday, whatever they end up choosing.

The Bruins have already lost freshmen Lonzo Ball and TJ Leaf to the draft, while freshman Ike Anigbogu has said he won't hire an agent in case he decides to return. Seniors Bryce Alford and Isaac Hamilton are graduating.

Welsh averaged 10.8 points and a team-high 8.7 rebounds to go with a team-best 43 blocked shots. Holiday averaged 12.3 points and 4.4 assists.

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