The man has spoken! Jarrett Culver has announced that he will forgo his last two years of eligibility and go to the NBA. He is a projected lottery and potential top-5 pick in this year’s draft and will make a good NBA player almost immediately.
I want to thank God and my family for the talent to play this game and always supporting me.— jarrett culver (@jarrettc08) April 18, 2019
Thank you Texas Tech, my coaches & teammates, and Lubbock. We did things people thought weren't possible because of you.
It's time to take the next step, always a Red Raider❗️#4To1 pic.twitter.com/OrH5M64qkQ
Culver has been a mainstay in the Red Raider rotation in his two seasons as a Red Raider. He averaged 11 point per game his freshman season where he was implanted in the starting lineup starting in conference play. With the departure of 6 rotation piece from the 2017-2018 season, Culver became the guy in the lineup and had been viewed as a mid-first round pick coming into the season.
He blew away everyone’s expectations, averaging 18.5 points, 6 rebounds, and nearly 4 assists per game for a team that made the NCAA Championship game. He led his team to a share of the Big 12 regular season title and won the Big 12 Player of the Year. He has also been on many All-American teams and NCAA Tournament teams.
The Lubbock-Native has loved the 806 for his entire life. We wish him the best of luck as he begins to traverse the business that is the NBA. He will always be the one of the best Red Raiders of all-time and will always be remembered for bringing this program to its first Final Four.