Here is the latest Big 12 Conference sports news from The Associated Press

The Minnesota Timberwolves have bolstered their backcourt with Texas Tech’s Jarrett Culver and Washington’s Jaylen Nowell. They landed Culver after a proposed trade pushed them up five slots in the first round. A person with knowledge of the agreement tells The Associated Press the Wolves agreed to deal power forward Dario Saric and the No. 11 pick for the No. 6 selection from the Phoenix Suns, who officially drafted Culver. The Wolves took North Carolina small forward Cameron Johnson.


The Chicago Bears have signed sixth-round draft pick Duke Shelley to a four-year contract. The cornerback from Kansas State recorded 165 tackles and eight interceptions over four seasons for the Wildcats. He started the first seven games last year before suffering a season-ending toe injury. The Bears now have all five draft picks under contract.

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