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Texas Tech Star Jarrett Culver Announces NBA Draft Decision

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MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA - APRIL 08: Jarrett Culver #23 of the Texas Tech Red Raiders and Kyle Guy #5 of the Virginia Cavaliers battle for the ball in the second half during the 2019 NCAA men's Final Four National Championship game at U.S. Bank Stadium on April 08, 2019 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Jarrett Culver led the Texas Tech Red Raiders to the national title against Virginia. While the game might not have played out how they hoped, the Red Raiders provided one of the best story lines in the NCAA Tournament.

Texas Tech entered the 2018-19 season as an unranked program, but took down college basketball powers like Michigan State and Gonzaga en route to a title game appearance.

Culver came in clutch for the Red Raiders on multiple occasions during their tournament run.

However, his time as a member of the Texas Tech basketball team has come to an end.

Culver is headed off to the NBA. The star sophomore announced the decision in a video.

"I want to thank God and my family for the talent to play this game and always supporting me. Thank you Texas Tech, my coaches & teammates, and Lubbock. We did things people thought weren't possible because of you. It's time to take the next step, always a Red Raider," Culver said on Twitter.

Culver racked up 18.5 points, 6.4 rebounds and 3.7 assists per game during the 2018-19 season - all of which were career bests.

Now he looks toward the NBA where he projects as a locked-in lottery pick and potential top-five pick.