Derek Culver

by John Max 20 Apr,2021
Derek Culver
Personal Info
Facts
  • Birth Name Derek Culver
  • Birth Place Youngstown, Ohio
  • Famous Name Derek Culver
  • Position in Team Center
  • Current team West Virginia Mountaineers
  • Nationality American
  • Ethnicity Afro-American
  • Profession College Basketball Player
  • Currently Married No

2021 First-team All-Big, Derek Culver is an American college basketball player currently representing the West Virginia Mountaineers of the Big 12 Conference. The basketball center played high school basketball for warren G. Harding and then transferred to Brewster Academy.

Youngstown, Ohio native Derek Culver was born on 24th May 1998, under the star sign Gemini. The twenty years holds an American nationality, and as per ethnicity, he is Afro-American. Regarding his physique, he stands 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) tall and weighs 255 lb (116 kg).

High School & College Career

Culver enrolled at Warren G. Harding High School, where he averaged 16 points and 10 rebounds per game. He led the team to a Division I district title and the regional semifinals. For senior year, he joined the Brewster Academy after he was dismissed from Warren. Midway through his senior season, for undisclosed reasons.

A consensus four-star recruit, he signed to West Virginia over offers from Arizona, Kansas, and Indiana, among others, to play college basketball.

Culver was named the first West Virginia player to record at least 20 points and 20 rebounds in a game since Mo Robinson in 1977. As a freshman, he averaged 11.5 points and a team-high 9.9 rebounds. As a sophomore, he was among 20 players named to the Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Award watch list. Further, he started his junior season by leading the Mountaineers to the Crossover Classic Championship.

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Is Derek Culver Dating? Personal Life

Culver can be counted as one of the low-key people among the sports celebrity. The young talent has maintained his personal life as secret as possible. Additionally, he is nowhere to be found active on socials such as Instagram and Twitter. 

Since there is less to no information regarding his love life or girlfriend, Derek Culver is possibly single. 

Besides, his cousin, Lynn Bowden is a quarterback and wide receiver who finished his collegiate career at Kentucky and was picked by the Las Vegas Raiders in the 2020 NFL draft and currently plays for the Miami Dolphins.

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Net Worth In 2021 & Draft Prospect

A very good rebounder, Derek Culver, is projected 2nd round to undrafted in the 2021 NBA Draft by NBA Scouting Live. Not to mention, if Culver lands in any NBA franchise, he will earn millions in salary. According to the source, the annual average salary of NBA players is $7 million.

What's more? Derek Culver, who is currently playing for the West Virginia Mountaineers of the Big 12 Conference does not earn a penny from the team. It's against NCAA to pay the college athlete. As of 2021, his net worth is under review. 

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