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Photo: Logan Riely
Photo: Logan Riely

Ohio Guard Rodney Culver Leaving Program

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After just one season in Athens, shooting guard Rodney Culver will be leaving the Ohio Men’s Basketball program, per his father. Corey Albertson first reported the news.

Culver did not see heavy minutes off of Saul Phillips’ bench but the guard did appear in all 31 of the team’s games, averaging 10.2 minutes per contest. The 6-foot-5-inch guard averaged 2.6 points and 1.5 rebounds while shooting 44.8 percent from the field and 35.7 percent from beyond the arc. Known for his long arms, Culver had nine steals and six blocks.

Culver played all year behind Jordan Dartis, Gavin Block and Mike Laster, all three of whom play a similar position and role for the Bobcats and all three will be returning next season.

Before coming to Ohio, Culver graduated from Pickerington Central High School in Columbus and played for Elev8 Sports Institute in Delray Beach, Fla. At Elev8, Culver averaged 20 points, seven rebounds and four assists.

Ohio’s season came to an end in the Mid-American Conference Tournament Semifinals last week against Kent State.