Former UTEP standout Randy Culpepper has opted for European basketball as opposed to waiting for the NBA to solve its labor issues. Culpepper made what he and his agent Austin Walton called a smart decision late Monday night and signed a pro basketball contract with Ferro-ZNTU, a member of the Ukrainian Superleague. Walton could not disclose the exact terms of the deal due to league rules, but did say it is a one-year contract and worth at least six figures. "I think this is the smartest route," Walton said. "It's something we talked about early on if Randy didn't get drafted. The reality is that there might not be a summer league and no team can commit to any kind of contract."
In his last season at college, Culpepper averaged 19.3ppg and 3.1apg.