The nation takes notice of Culver’s breakout season.
After a satisfying victory against Oklahoma where he put up 23 points, 13 rebounds and 2 assists, Jarrett Culver has been named to the 2018-2019 Lute Olson Award Mid-Season Watch List. The award is presented to the nation’s top Division I player in College Basketball, and Culver is making a strong case: averaging 19 points, 6.2 rebounds, and 3.9 assists per game.
Following the performance against Oklahoma, Lubbock’s native has now scored 20 or more points in seven games this season, including a career-high 30 points against Abilene Christian. With the success of the Red Raiders, who sit 14-1 on the season (3-0 Big 12), Culver has drawn plenty of attention from the national media. In addition to the Lute Olson Award Watch List, he has also landed on the Jerry West Award Watch List (top shooting guards in Division I) and the Oscar Robertson Trophy Midseason Watch List (outstanding player in Division I). There are plenty of games left, but if Culver continues this trend he will leave this season with some serious hardware.
— The Athletic CBB (@TheAthleticCBB) January 8, 2019
After a slow start, Texas Tech locked down in the second half tonight. Oklahoma made just eight shots after halftime.
Jarrett Culver continues building his All-American resume, too: 23 points, 13 rebounds.
— Jeff Borzello (@jeffborzello) January 9, 2019
Jarrett Culver once again showed he is one of the top players in the country. Took over in crunch time for Texas Tech — as Red Raiders took care of Oklahoma in Lubbock.
— Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanHoops) January 9, 2019
No college player has improved their NBA stock more than Jarrett Culver this season. Just closed out West Virginia by dropping 18 points (all in the second half) on 6-8 shooting, 6-6 from the line.
He’s so good at getting to his spots. Has blossomed as a offensive initiator. pic.twitter.com/rjeOLbMk5G
— Ricky O’Donnell (@SBN_Ricky) January 3, 2019
Source: Viva the Matadors