Former Mountaineer Says He Has No Interest in Joining Best Virginia

Morgantown, West Virginia – Former West Virginia Mountaineers forward Derek Culver spoke out earlier today on Instagram Live about some of the questions he frequently receives from West Virginia fans.

One question that he mentioned that he gets asked a lot is whether he will join the Best Virginia, the West Virginia alumni team that competes in the TBT each summer.

Culver, who has played with the Fort Wayne Mad Ants and Wisconsin Herd of the NBA G League since leaving West Virginia, said he has no interest in joining Best Virginia this summer.

“Stop asking me about playing TBT! I’m not an alumni like that. I’m going to be in the league next year. Don’t ask me about the TBT team anymore! I do not want to be on that team.”

Culver left West Virginia early after averaging 14.3 points and 9.4 rebounds per game for the Mountaineers as a junior during the 2020-2021 season.

Best Virginia, who will compete for the $1 million prize this summer, currently has former Mountaineers Kevin Jones, John Flowers and Jaysean Paige, as well as former Fairmont State player Jamel Morris, on the roster.