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Morgantown, West Virginia – Although Derek Culver averaged 14.3 points and 9.4 rebounds per game and was a 1st team All Big 12 player last season for the Mountaineers, he was not a considered a realistic prospect to be drafted in the 2021 NBA Draft.

Despite this, Culver left West Virginia University a year early and signed with an agent.  The agent claimed that Culver improved his outside jump shot and would be a “stretch four” in the NBA, which of course was ridiculous.

Unsurprisingly, Culver went undrafted last night and will now have to hope that a professional team will give him a chance.

Options include an NBA team offering him a summer contract to play for their summer league team with the hopes of earning a spot on a G League team, or if that doesn’t work out, a foreign professional team signing him to play overseas.

Despite the challenges ahead, Culver seems undeterred.  In a message posted on his social media account yesterday, Culver said the following:

“Been tha under dawg my whole life I’m built for whatever outcome that happens I appreciate the support.”

Best of luck to him in his future endeavors!

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