It’s a day Red Raiders have been waiting to see and here it is. Texas Tech’s very own Jarrett Culver was selected by the Minnesota Timberwolves with the No. 6 pick of the NBA Draft. This is a great landing spot for Culver. He is versatile and will be an excellent pick for the Timberwolves with his physicality and length along with being one of the best two-way players in the draft.
Scenes from the NBA Draft Green Room: Texas Tech head coach Chris Beard and Jarrett Culver pic.twitter.com/zFmIWlEHJf— Jonathan Givony (@DraftExpress) June 20, 2019
The No. 6 pick was originally for the Phoenix Suns, but a trade has Culver heading to Minnesota to begin his NBA career. At number six, Culver becomes the second highest NBA Draft selection in program history behind Tony Battie who was picked No. 5 in 1997.
Karl Anthony Towns and company need a little help with the loss of Jimmy Butler last year, and get an upgrade with the younger version of him in Culver. The 6’6, 194 Ibs. athlete is probably one of the most versatile players in this year’s draft. They needed a well-rounded guard to fill their roster and that's exactly what the Timberwolves got.
The best thing about Culver is his two-way ability. He can force opponents to turn over the ball and race down the court for a dunk. The Big 12 Player of the Year will be great on the pick and roll and create shots for himself and others. Not to mention he is about to be surrounded by some major shooters.
Under the wings of Towns, Wiggins, and Rose, Culver should flourish within Minnesota’s franchise as he starts his professional basketball career. I can’t wait to see him around this crew and develop his skills even further.