One of the final top players for the 2019 NBA Draft has declared. Texas Tech Red Raider star guard Jarrett Culver has officially declared for the 2019 NBA Draft. The second-year player is intending to begin his NBA career and forgo his final two years of college eligibility. Head Coach Chris Beard has built a winning program and an NBA feeder school in a few short years. The guard is projected as a top ten selection in the draft.
I want to thank God and my family for the talent to play this game and always supporting me.
Thank you Texas Tech, my coaches & teammates, and Lubbock. We did things people thought weren’t possible because of you. ??
— jarrett culver (@jarrettc08) April 18, 2019
The sophomore guard had an amazing second year averaging 18.5 points, 6.4 rebounds, and 3.7 assists per game. He also shot 46.1 percent from the field and averaged 1.5 steals per game. The stats paired with his size make him an ideal NBA prospect. He is listed at 6’5″ and 195 pounds which would make him an ideal NBA shooting guard.
Stayed home, made history.
Now, he’s moving on to the pinnacle of the sport.
Thank you for everything, @jarrettc08. Forever a Red Raider, forever a part of Lubbock, Texas.
— Texas Tech Basketball (@TexasTechMBB) April 18, 2019
The Red Raiders have some great recruits coming in next year, so they will have a few chances to replace his production. The sophomore is likely the last top ten pick to declare and will begin his journey to the NBA. Jarrett Culver is projected to go third in the fourth edition of the Def Pen 2019 NBA Mock Draft.