WATCH Replay: Jarrett Culver leaving Texas Tech, headed for the NBA

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LUBBOCK, Texas — On Thursday, Texas Tech sophomore Jarrett Culver announed that he will be leaving Tech to declare for the NBA draft.

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Culver is a shooting guard and was named the Big 12 Player of the Year and a Consensus All-America in a sophomore season, according to the Texas Tech website. 

He scored a career-high 31 points and averaged 18.5 points, 6.4 rebounds and 3.7 assists per game this past season, said the website. Since he started with Tech, he has scored 1,119 points, 327 rebounds, 209 assists, 98 steals and 48 blocked shots through the 75 games played.

Regarding his family, teammates and coaches, Culver said in a press conference on Thursday, “I know I got awards and got accolades, but I wouldn;t have gotten it without any of them.”

He helped lead Texas Tech to the NCAA championship game in 2019 and the Elite Eight in 2018. He is the first freshman-sophomore in program history to surpass the 1,000-point mile stone, according to the website.

Culver is a Lubbock native and graduated from Coronodo High School.  

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