Will the Bulls draft Texas Tech shooting guard Jarrett Culver? Check out our video breakdown on the two-way shooting guard and read scouting reports on Culver from Mark Schanowski and Will Perdue below.Mark Schanowski on White:
Mark Schanowski on Culver:
"Some scouts compare him to Jimmy Butler because of his midrange scoring game, also his ability to defend multiple positions. Culver averaged 18.5 points this season, he shot 46% from the field but only 30% from the college 3-point line. At this point in his development, Culver’s ability to use his ball-handling skills to create shots in the midrange and also drive to the basket is a big plus. If he can improve his range, Culver could be a primary scoring option at the NBA level.
"Virginia was able to take Culver out of the national title game with an aggressive trapping defense that cut off his driving lanes. Culver’s not really a great passer right now out of double teams. He’ll have to be more effective working off the ball in an NBA system. But let’s not forget: Jimmy Buckets developed into an All-Star thanks to a tireless work ethic and Culver has all the physical tools to follow along on that same path. Plus, he won’t have to wait to get his minutes like Jimmy did under Tom Thibodeau.
It’s pretty unlikely Culver will still be on the board when the Bulls pick at 7 but if he does fall that far the Bulls would be wise to grab him as a two-way wing with intriguing offensive potential. Culver can defend multiple positions immediately and that should earn him minutes in the NBA, and he could eventually take over the starting small forward spot when Otto Porter’s contract expires in two years."
Will Perdue on Culver:
"Right off the bat, reminds me of DeMar DeRozan. But then when I watched an interview with him, he said that’s who he patterns his game after, meaning he’s the king of the midrange game. He shoots it really well off the bounce and he shoots it really well off the pass, coming off the screen, finding the open area. The fact that he’s king of the midrange game means he does an excellent job of identifying where the help is coming from, dribbles away from the help and knocks down that midrange game.
"Also, pretty adept at scoring in the post with his back to the basket, as he likes to go over the right shoulder. Again, he reminds me of a Scottie Pippen: a guy that can handle the ball, initiate the offense and get out on the fast break.
"One of the things he’s going to have to do as a player is become more aggressive and a guy that’s going to learn how to attack the rim and finish in the lane. Because of the fact he’s a midrange king, he’ll probably get double-teamed coming off screen-rolls, so he’s gotta be able to put it on the deck, identify where help is coming from, split the double team, attack the basket, take the contact and be able to finish and get himself to the free throw line. Also, because of the fact the’s currently known as a midrange shooter, he’s gotta learn to knock down the NBA 3 so he becomes less predictable to NBA defenses."