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Former Cheektowaga basketball star Dominick Welch picks up seventh scholarship offer

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Cheektowaga grad Dominick Welch, the 2016-17 Buffalo News Allen Wilson Player of the Year in boys basketball, announced on Sunday that he picked up his seventh scholarship offer from Cleveland State of the Horizon League. It's his first while attending the SPIRE Institute Men's Basketball Academy in Geneva, Ohio.

The 6-foot-6 wing already holds offers from three of the Big 4 schools in Buffalo, Canisius and St. Bonaventure, as well as Hofstra, Iona and UMass. He took an unofficial visit to St. Bonaventure last week.

Welch finished his five-year high school career with 2,736 career points to become the all-time leading scorer in Western New York basketball history, surpassing 1990 News Player of the Year Ritchie Campbell.

The two-time first team All-Western New York selection averaged 30.4 points and 12.2 rebounds per game for Cheektowaga last season. He broke his own school records for scoring average, points in a season (668) and a single game (51).

SPIRE Academy describes itself as "an international high school and postgraduate academy focused on developing and preparing student-athletes to be successful in college." In the spring of 2016, 19 of its players signed letters of intent with colleges, including 11 at Division I programs.

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