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Taz Sherman, Derek Culver Selected First Round of NBA G-League Draft



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Former West Virginia basketball players Taz Sherman and Derek Culver were selected in the first round of the NBA G-League draft. Sherman was picked at No. 19 overall by the Long Island Nets. Culver was selected at No. 26 by the Delaware Blue Coats.

Sherman spent three years at West Virginia after transferring from Collin College, a JUCO in Texas. Sherman raised his point per game average over his three seasons averaging 5.3 points his junior year, 13.6 points his senior year and 17.7 in his fifth-year. The 6-foot-4 guard shot 40 percent from the field in his career. Sherman became the 55th Mountaineer in program history to record 1,000-career points back in February. Sherman was named to the All-Big 12 Second Team in 2022.

Culver played three years at West Virginia from 2018-21, contributing to an NCAA Tournament appearance in 2021. Culver, a Youngstown, Ohio native, averaged 14.3 points and 9.4 rebounds on 48 percent shooting from the field during his junior season. Culver left WVU a year early, declaring for the NBA draft. The ex-Mountaineer signed with the Fort Wayne Mad Ants in 2021 and now will get another chance in the G-League with the Blue Coats.

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