3 JUCO standouts, hometown hoop star join Tech's 2017-18 signing - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

3 JUCO standouts, hometown hoop star join Tech's 2017-18 signing class

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It was announced Friday that four players have signed to continue their basketball careers at Texas Tech. Jarrett Culver, Jordan Brangers, Hyron Edwards and Josh Webster are the latest members of Tech's 2017-2018 signing class.

Lubbock's own Jarrett Culver will take his talents from Coronado High to Texas Tech. Culver, a three-star prospect, is a 6'5" guard and has been lauded as one of the best prospects to come out of Lubbock in decades. As a junior last season, Culver averaged 20.0 points and 6.0 rebounds per game and helped advance his team to the Class 6A regional semifinals. Scout.com's Evan Daniels describes him as "a playmaker in transition" and "a guy capable of heating up from a distance."

Jordan Brangers, originally Kentucky, is playing his sophomore season at South Plains College this season. A 6'2" guard, Brangers is an threat from outside, averaging over 50 percent from deep this season and is averaging 13.5 points per game. Jucorecruiting.com's Brendan Walker describes Brangers as "a good pickup for Texas Tech" and "one of the best shooters and scorers in junior college basketball."

Hyron Edwards, a 6-foot guard from Indiana, comes to Tech from Trinity Valley Community College where he was the program's first player to earn National Junior College Athletics Association Freshman All-American honors. Edwards was a player of some renown in high school, noted for his quickness and ability to make plays in transition. He averaged 13.7 points, 5.5 assists and 3.3 rebounds per game during his freshman year at Trinity Valley.

Josh Webster is a 6'4" guard from St. Louis, Missouri and alongside Brangers, is currently in his sophomore season at South Plains. Through three games, Webster averages 11.0 points per game and shooting 70 percent. In high school, he helped lead his team to a state championship. "Josh Webster is a very versatile guard who ... has great skills and feel for the game..." says Cameron Belden of Mullen Sports Recruiting.

Texas Tech plays Eastern Kentucky Saturday at noon.

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