Tech’s Culver, Massive 12’s prime participant, coming into draft

LUBBOCK, Texas — Massive 12 participant of the 12 months Jarrett Culver has declared for the NBA draft after serving to lead his hometown Texas Tech Crimson Raiders to the 2 deepest NCAA match runs at school historical past.

Culver made the announcement Thursday, 10 days after the Crimson Raiders completed their season with an extra time loss to Virginia within the nationwide championship recreation. Tech went to the NCAA Elite Eight for the primary time final season, when Culver was a freshman.

I need to thank God and my household for the expertise to play this recreation and all the time supporting me.

Thanks Texas Tech, my coaches & teammates, and Lubbock. We did issues folks thought weren’t attainable due to you. 🙏🏽

It is time to take the subsequent step, all the time a Crimson Raider❗️#4To1 pic.twitter.com/OrH5M64qkQ

— jarrett culver (@jarrettc08) April 18, 2019

This season, Culver led Texas Tech with 18.5 factors, 6.four rebounds and three.7 assists per recreation because the Crimson Raiders set a faculty report with 31 wins. He’s at present ranked No. 6 within the ESPN 100 recruiting rankings.

Beneath new NCAA guidelines, the sophomore can signal with an agent and nonetheless return to high school if he chooses. Culver has till Might 29 to make a closing determination. The draft is June 20.

The Related Press contributed to this report.

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