Minnesota Timberwolves head coach Ryan Saunders says rookie swingman Jarrett Culver has been among the impressive Wolves players early in training camp.

The Timberwolves acquired Culver from the Phoenix Suns on draft night.

Culver played two seasons at Texas Tech. Last season, the talented small forward averaged 18.5 points, 6.4 rebounds and 3.7 assists per game while shooting 46.1 percent from the field, 30.4 percent from beyond the arc and 70.7 percent from the free-throw line.

Culver showed in college he can score with ease. His scoring skills should translate well to the NBA. The Timberwolves are excited to have him in Minnesota and believe he will be a good asset alongside All-Star big man Karl-Anthony Towns.

The vibe in Minnesota has been positive thus far. The franchise doesn't have to deal with any Jimmy Butler drama this time around. Towns, Andrew Wiggins, Jeff Teague and Robert Covington are the main vets on the Timberwolves. Minnesota will have a hard time competing for a playoff spot this season in the rugged Western Conference, but it's up to the older players to mentor Culver and teach him what it takes to be a professional and compete at the highest level.

Saunders and management have to be stoked Culver is turning heads early on.