Monday, January 23, 2012
Fred Gulley hopes to play at Arkansas
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. -- Fred Gulley appeared right at home walking onto Arkansas' home court.
The former Oklahoma State guard and Fayetteville, Ark., native was in the arena Monday to watch the Razorbacks practice, but he plans to do more than just watch in the near future.
"I am going to continue playing basketball, and I am going to continue playing here," Gulley said.
Gulley, who was granted his transfer from the Cowboys last month, has enrolled at Arkansas and plans to play for his hometown Razorbacks. The redshirt sophomore isn't currently a member of the Arkansas basketball team, but he said he has spoken with coach Mike Anderson and is waiting to be cleared by the NCAA and university.
He isn't sure yet whether he will be a walk-on or scholarship player.
"I'm just trying to come out here and see where I fit in," Gulley said. "We're just playing it day-by-day and see how things play out. I'm just a new guy in a new situation, just kind of got here and got into school. I'm just thinking about basketball now."
Gulley averaged 4.0 points, 2.5 rebounds and 1.5 assists per game in eight games this season for Oklahoma State, starting five of those. He started 14 of the Cowboys' final 15 games as a freshman two seasons ago and started the team's first seven last season before a shoulder injury required surgery and forced him to miss the rest of the season.
The 6-foot-2 guard was a prep standout at Fayetteville High School, leading the Bulldogs to a perfect 30-0 record and the Class 7A state championship as a senior. He averaged 16.4 points, 4.7 rebounds, 3.3 steals and 2.8 assists that season.
He is a cousin of Chicago Bulls' forward and former Arkansas standout Ronnie Brewer.