Culver calls Coronado jersey retirement 'surreal' - FOX34 Lubbock

Culver calls Coronado jersey retirement 'surreal'

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LUBBOCK, Texas -

While the NBA is on its All-Star break, Minnesota Timberwolves guard and Coronado Mustang Jarrett Culver got a chance to return to the Hub City. 

Culver is the first Coronado player to have his jersey retired and the second Lubbock ISD player, Craig Ehlo being the first.

"Being here, having this, it's a surreal feeling honestly," Culver said. 

He hopes this pushes other West Texas athletes. 

"I know for sure if I saw this growing up that it would be something that I'd want for myself," Culver said. "Hopefully this is motivation for kids to come and see my jersey in the stands and know they can have theirs too."

"He was special because he represented Coronado High School with class and character every single day," Former Coronado coach Randy Dean said. 

While he has made memories at college and in the pros, there are a few from Coronado he won't forget. 

"Playing with my brothers is one of my favorite memories. I miss playing with them. Having those memories of going out and playing with them is something that I am going to cherish," Culver said. 

He's adjusting well to the pro-level, averaging over nine points per game for the Timberwolves. 

"It's everything that I thought it would be. I don't ever take it for granted, not a single night. Every night I go out and play, I cherish every moment," Culver said.

He is keeping the white jersey, and the red one will be hung in the Coronado gym.


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