The Hawks have signed shooting guard Jarrett Culver to a two-way contract, the team announced in a press release.
Culver, 23, is 6-foot-6 is a former lottery pick, selected by the Suns with the No. 6 overall selection in the 2019 NBA Draft. He was immediately traded to the Timberwolves for Cameron Johnson and Dario Saric.
Culver has yet to live up to the lofty expectations of that draft night, averaging 9.2 points in his first season, but just 5.3 in his sophomore season, and 3.5 in 37 appearances with the Grizzlies last year.
After his first two years with the Timberwolves, he was traded to the Grizzlies as part of the deal for Patrick Beverley.
With the Hawks, Culver will get another chance on a smaller deal, presumably spending some time with the G League’s College Park SkyHawks.
Per the Hawks’ press release:
“Culver played collegiately at Texas Tech for two seasons (2017-19), seeing action in 75 games (58 starts), registering 14.9 points, 5.6 rebounds, 2.8 assists and 1.3 steals in 29.5 minutes (.459 FG%, .341 3FG%, .687 FT%). The 2019 Big 12 Player of the Year led the Red Raiders to the 2019 NCAA Championship Game as a sophomore, their first-ever Final Four and championship game appearance, en route to being named to the Final Four All-Tournament Team. In his freshman season, Culver guided Texas Tech to its first Elite Eight in program history. Culver, who finished his Red Raider career with 1,119 total points, became the first player in Texas Tech history to pour in at least 1,000 points as a freshman-sophomore.”