2019-20 SEASON (Minnesota): In 63 games during his rookie campaign, averaged 9.2 points, 3.4 rebounds and 1.7 assists in 23.9 minutes per game … Scored in double-digits 32 times, including four games of 20+ point… Swiped 2+ steals in 16 games… Tallied a career-high 26 points on 8-of-16 shooting Jan. 18 vs. Toronto… Scored 24 points on 6-of-11 shooting, including 3-of-5 from log distance, Jan. 7 at Memphis… Had season-high four steals and added 15 points Jan. 5 at Cleveland… Dished out a career-high seven assists and added 15 points Nov. 6 at Memphis.
NBA CAREER NOTES: Selected as the sixth pick of the 2019 NBA Draft by the Phoenix Suns… Acquired by the Timberwolves in exchange for Dario Šarić and the draft rights to Cameron Johnson on July 6, 2019…. Signed with the Timberwolves on July 8, 2019.
Named the Big 12 Conference Player of the Year and a Consensus All-America in a sophomore season, leading the Red Raiders with 18.5 points, 6.4 rebounds and 3.7 assists per game… Scored a career-high 31 points in the regular-season finale at Iowa State to help lead Tech to the program’s first Big 12 Conference regular-season championship where he was 12-for-19 from the field with four 3-pointers… Scored in double figures in 37 of 38 games, went for 20 or more in 13 games and also had 30 points in a win over Abilene Christian… Led the Red Raiders with five double-doubles and had a career-high 16 rebounds in a home win over Iowa State… Finished his second season with the Red Raiders shooting 46.1 percent from the field and made 49 3-pointers… Scored 30 points against ACU by going 12-for-13 from the field with two 3-pointers and followed it by scoring 25 points with six rebounds in the New York showcase against Duke in Madison Square Garden… In conference play, averaged 17.6 points and 6.8 rebounds per game…Had a career-high seven assists in wins over Northern Kentucky and TCU and finished the season with 23 games with four or more assists… Led Tech with five assists in the national championship game where he also had 15 points and nine rebounds against Virginia… Defensively, Culver had 57 steals for the season including five in games against Kansas State, TCU and West Virginia… During the NCAA tournament, averaged 18.5 points, 6.8 rebounds and led the Red Raiders with 25 assists in the six games… Became the first Red Raider in program history to surpass the 1,000-point milestone as a freshman-sophomore... 2017-18: Averaged 11.2 points, 4.8 rebounds, 1.8 assists and 1.1 steals in 37 games (19 starts)… His 415 total points were second in program history for a freshman… Connected on a team-leading 55 three-pointers and his 38.2 three-point percentage was 15th in the Big 12 rankings… Named Big 12 Newcomer of the Week (Nov. 27)… His 229 points were a program record in Big 12 games for a freshmen eclipsing the previous mark of 223 points set by Martin Zeno in 2004-05… Garnered first career double-double with season-highs of 26 points and 12 rebounds at No. 20 West Virginia (Feb. 26)… Averaged 7.5 points, 5.0 rebounds and 1.8 assists during Texas Tech’s four NCAA Tournament games.
HIGH SCHOOL NOTES: Played his high school basketball for Randy Dean at Coronado High School … Rated a three-star prospect by ESPN.com, Rivals.com and 247 Sports … The nation’s No. 80 overall player and No. 8 player in Texas as ESPN Top 100 member Tallied 20.0 points and 6.0 rebounds per game and led the Mustangs to the 6A regional semifinal round as a junior … Upped his scoring average to 30.0 points per game during his senior season… Named Lone Star Varsity Player of the Year by Lubbock Avalanche-Journal as a junior and senior.
Parents are Regina and Hiawatha Culver Jr… His father is a pastor at Rising Star Baptist Church, his mother is a director of a local Head Start… His brother J.J. plays basketball at Wayland Baptist State and his other brother, Trey, was a track star at Texas Tech… Grew up playing football and soccer before focusing on basketball while at Irons Middle School