Quadir Welton commits to St. Peter's College

Math, Civics & Sciences junior Quadir Welton gave an oral commitment Thursday to play men's basketball at St. Peter's College.

"I like their coaching staff, their academic program and it is close to home," the 6-foot-7 power forward said of the Jersey City school.

Welton was receiving some recruiting interest from St. Joseph's, Delaware State and Delaware. St. Peter's, a member of the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference, is the only school to make an offer.

He took an unofficial visit to the Peacocks' campus last month and left with the scholarship offer.

While he enjoyed his visit, Welton wasn't ready to commit. At the time, he said he hoped to receive more recruiting interest this summer.

"I just think the time was right," he said of changing his mind. "I think St. Peter's was the best system for me."
Welton averages 10 points and 10 rebounds.