Likely top-10 pick Jarrett Culver of Texas Tech declares for NBA draft
We all knew this was coming, but on Thursday he made it official:
Texas Tech’s Jarrett Culver is declaring for the NBA Draft, where he is expected to be a top-10 pick. He made the announcement at a rally on the Tech campus Thursday, then took his message to social media.
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, a 6’6” wing player, passes the eye test for an NBA wing, he can shoot from the outside (he only hit 30.4 percent from three this season, but it was 38 percent the season before and his stroke looks good), he can put the ball on the floor and get inside, and he may have the best feel for the game of any wing prospect in this draft. The only question is athleticism — he’s not a classically explosive, and the NBA is loaded with freak athletes on the wing.
Still, Culver looks like a rotation wing player with the potential to be more, and that should land him comfortably in the top 10 in this draft (likely 5-8).