Jarrett Culver

Position: SG From: Texas Tech Class/YOB: Sophomore
Height: 6’5 Weight: 195 Wingspan: N/A

Strengths:

  • Impressive leaping ability. Always a threat to create second chances or score off lob plays. Really helps him score against size
  • Pull-up game from mid-range is clean. Shoots it so high and has a release point that is difficult to contest. Took a nice step from last year actively seeking his shots off the dribble. You can also run him off screens and let him elevate off curls
  • Brings defensive upside on the wing. A key part of the stingiest defense in the country, he is a fundamental defender with good length and recovery speed. As he adds strength, he could potentially become a shutdown wing stopper
  • Vastly improved distributor off the dribble. He is the heart of Texas Tech’s offense and has been solid in a lead ball-handler role. Shows off vision in pick-and-rolls and swings it when a shot isn’t there
  • Soft touch inside of 15-feet. Hits push shots over length. Covers a lot of ground when he gathers but knows when to stop and pop
  • Doesn’t have any significant weaknesses. Impacts the game in a lot of ways and is one of the most well-rounded players in college basketball

Weaknesses:

  • Not a polished playmaker. He is more of a natural two-guard and has been forced into a lead ball-handler role. Doesn’t show the patience you’d like to see when he’s playing in pick-and-rolls
  • Three-point shooting has regressed. He’s taking a lot tougher looks at the end of the shot clock as well, but he doesn’t have a lot of consistency from distance
  • Has some wiry strength that has improved from his freshman year. If he has any weakness as a defender, it is with his lack of overall mass to fend off drives
  • His free throw shooting has left a little to be desired. Only around 70 percent, which is strange considering his mid-range proficiency