Jarrett Culver Rumors

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Jarrett Culver
Jarrett Culver
Position: G
Born: 02/20/99
Height: 6-6 / 1.98
Weight:195 lbs. / 88.5 kg.
Salary: $5,813,640
Throughout a trying last two months, as the Timberwolves have put in place a system designed for future relevance over immediate success, Ryan Saunders has served as a beacon of positivity to try to make the inevitable hard times easier to stomach. He rarely argued with officials. He accentuated the positives in postgame press conferences. He fed a team in transition a steady diet of encouragement to try to quell the indigestion that comes from losing over and over again. The team has largely followed suit. Karl-Anthony Towns preached chemistry. Andrew Wiggins changed his shot chart. Jarrett Culver maintained his confidence despite clank after clank.
Playing in the Rising Stars Challenge certainly isnโ€™t a make-or-break deal or even an accurate reflection of a playerโ€™s rookie year. But it is an opportunity for Culver to be around the best players in the league that should only help his confidence. โ€œI think that heโ€™s very deserving of that,โ€ Timberwolves coach Ryan Saunders said Tuesday. โ€œYou look around the league and Jarrett, the way heโ€™s come on and the way heโ€™s progressed, his improvement and development is a great story over this last month here. . . Being around other players like that, being around other All-Stars . . . that will really help Jarrett.โ€
Wayland Baptist guard J.J. Culver had a performance for the ages Tuesday night, becoming just the second player in NAIA history to score at least 100 points in a game. Culver, a 6-foot-5 senior from Lubbock, Texas, and the older brother of Minnesota Timberwolves rookie Jarrett Culver, reached the magical mark to lead his Pioneers to a 124-60 rout over Southwestern Adventist in Plainview, Texas. He was 34-for-62 from the field, including 12-for-33 from 3-point range, and 20-for-27 from the free throw line. The rest of Culver’s teammates combined to go 8-for-15 from the field and 5-for-6 from the line, while the next-highest scorer on the team was Jonathan Robinson, who finished with eight points.
2 months ago via ESPN