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Fans during UCLA's NCAA Tournament-opening win over Kent State began calling Thomas Welsh "Robot."
A putdown? Nope. It was in reference to Welsh's precision game, particularly that mid-range jumper, and the junior center is just fine with it.
"I think I'm consistent with it, so I would like to call myself that if I could knock down shots the way I do," Welsh said. "But I guess it's pretty cool to have a nickname like that."
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Welsh has adjusted his game as the Bruins have become more up-tempo with Lonzo Ball running the show this season. More of a half-court-type player early in his career, the 7-footer has had to force himself to run the floor more often to keep up.
He worked hard to get himself in shape during the offseason and has kept up -- for the most part.