Thomas Welch

Clemson University
Fort Mill, S.C., Lodge No. 2859
2011, 10-11 Boys
11th place, 15/25

Thomas is preaching to the choir that practice is essential for success. An aspiring pastor, he has faith in how developing a strong work ethic through practicing for the Hoop Shoot translates to a strong work ethic in the real world. He’s been a youth leader for years, and he believes that experience will help him encourage the 2022 Hoop Shoot National Finalists.

Advice for 2022 National Finalists: “Enjoy the moment. Don’t worry about what would happen if you fail. Just trust your form and preparation and have a good time. Your worth is not based on how many free throws you can make at Nationals.”

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