He first noticed he could play with other talented players in his class during his 10th grade season.
"The end of my 10th grade year my skills got better and really came along and I noticed I could play ball," said the 6-6, 160-pounder.
Although talented, he knows he is still a work in progress.
"I still need to handle the ball better, shoot the ball more consistently, work on my one dribble pull up," noted Welch.
MBA Hoops coach Omhar Carter talks about Welch's game, which reminds him of a current college player.
"Kelvin Welch is 6-6 and a shooter," said Carter. "He reminds me of the kid who is at Mississippi State right now, Ravern Johnson. He is a Ravern clone. He can pull up and hit the shot. He is a solid defender and is a good rebounder."
So far, one school has shown more interest in him than others.
"Southern Miss is one of the biggest schools showing interest in me," said Welch. "They have seen me play in a tournament and liked the way I worked. (Their coach) liked the way i brought my team back."
And Southern Miss is one of four schools at the top of his recruiting wish list.
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