Chaed Wellian played basketball at Tennessee State from 2012-2014, appearing in 34 contests. Last season as a senior, Wellian led the team in field goal shooting (.569) and three-point shooting (.414). Wellian graduated from TSU this past May with a Bachelor’s in Health Sciences. He recently signed a contract with the Svendborg Rabbits of the Denmark League and sat down with TSUTigers.com to talk about his TSU Experience.
TSUTigers: Talk about your overall TSU experience.
A: I had a great time at TSU on and off the court. I love the school and people around the school. There’s just a great atmosphere around the school, and I wish that I could have spent all my 4 years at TSU.
TSUTigers: What do you love most about TSU?
A: My basketball family and the support from the students and staff members.
TSUTigers: What will you miss most about TSU?
A: Playing basketball for the school. It’s just an indescribable feeling you have when you put on that blue and white uniform.
TSUTigers: What is your most memorable basketball moment at TSU?
A: Witnessing my teammate Patrick Miller making the game-winner against Morehead State at the end of last season was pretty special.
TSUTigers: What is your most memorable non-basketball moment at TSU?
A: When we had a big tailgate for the kids to meet the team and we signed autographs. I remember we played football after the tailgate with the coaches
TSUTigers: How do you feel social networking played a role in this season?
A: It played a big role; it helped getting students/supporters to our games
TSUTigers: Do you have a favorite TSU fan/supporter? If so, who?
A: Dr. Hamido
TSUTigers: What advice would you give to incoming freshman?
A: Work hard every day in practice and don’t fall behind in class while being an athlete
TSUTigers: What was your most challenging class at TSU?
TSUTigers: Who was your favorite professor?
A: Dr. Sanford
TSUTigers: What organizations were you a part of outside of basketball?
A: International Student Organization
TSUTigers: Who have been the most influential people to you at TSU?
A: Coach Hamilton, and former coaches Ben Betts, Jason Slay and Miguel Brady
TSUTigers: What’s next for you?
Playing Professional Basketball in Denmark for the Svendborg Rabbits
TSUTigers: Once you are an alumnus, how will you stay connected with TSU?
A: Staying in touch with old players and coaches
TSUTigers: What do you know now that you didn’t know coming in as a freshman?
A: That it’s like a full-time job to be a student-athlete
TSUTigers: What have you learned at TSU that you will keep with you for the rest of your life?
A: How to be independent and that networking is very important
TSUTigers: Is there anything else that you would like to say to the TSU family?
A: Thank you for the great opportunity and support