Anyang KGC, one of the teams in the Korean Basketball League (KBL) has recently signed its second foreign player for their roster. Randy Culpepper, a 29-year-old American point guard, will be joining the Anyang KGC. Aside from Culpepper, Mikyle McIntosh, a Canadian, is the other foreigner in the team.
The latest in Anyang KGC basketball news is the arrival of Culpepper. Culpepper is a Point and Shooting Guard and he is 6 feet 0 inches tall and is 165 lbs. Culpepper was very popular in his team back in college. He played for the University of Texas El Paso Miners. He was included in the Conference USA’s Top 15 in All-Time Career Scoring. And back in 2009, he was the Conference USA Men’s Basketball Player of the Year.
Also, during his first year in the NCAA, he was awarded sixth man of the year. His record as a reliable player continued on until he finished college. When he went pro, he signed with the Fero-ZNTU in the Ukranian SuperLeague back in 2011 and played until 2012.
Culpepper: From Europe to the Anyang KGC
In 2013, he played for the Krasny Oktyabr, a Russian team, and played until he was waived in March 2014. Then he played basketball in Lebanon but it was a very short stint. Then in 2014, he tried to play for a Chinese team. When it did not push through, he went back to his Russian Team. After playing around and moving around different Eurpoean basketball teams, he eventually joined the NBA as he joined the Memphis Grizzlies during the 2016 Summer League. But in October of that same year, he played with a Turkish team. The following year, he signed with an Italian team before signing for Anyang KGC for the 2018-2019 basketball season.
His extensive experience playing in different counties and continents has exposed him to various strategies that will help him be a better player. This also gives him and the Anyang KGC an advantage if they will tap more than 8 years of pro basketball experience of Culpepper. If things go well and Culpepper delivers, maybe they will rank higher than being in the middle ranks of the KBL.