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BREAKING: Jarrett Culver drafted by the Minnesota Timberwolves with the 6th overall pick

The former Red Raider will look to represent Lubbock and Texas Tech University well in Minneapolis.

The Red Raiders now have a new player in the NBA as the Minnesota Timberwolves have drafted Jarrett Culver with the sixth overall pick. Culver was the leader of the Red Raider basketball team last season and led them to a National Championship game appearance. He will now be playing his games in Minnesota where he will not only get a spotlight shown on him but the program as well.

There was a ton of moving and shaking going on in tonight’s draft. The Hawks traded up to get Deandre Hunter and the Timberwolves traded up to get Culver. It was hotly debated where Culver would go but the Minnesota stepped up and selected the guard out of Lubbock.

Culver averaged 18.5 points, 6.4 rebounds, and 3.7 assists per game for the Red Raiders this past season. He really improved as a facilitator this season and can come in to any NBA team and improve that team offensively. We wish Jarrett Culver luck at the next level and look forward to another Red Raider showing out in the NBA!