Players Postgame Press Conference - Bears vs. Drake
One of four seniors on the squad this season, Jarmar Gulley returns to the Bears' lineup after missing the entire 2012-13 campaign with an injury. The Bears will welcome his scoring threat that saw him avearge double figures (10.4) in his first season at MSU as well as the 5.8 rebounds a game he produced as a junior.
2012-13 Earned a medical redshirt after sitting out the 2012-13 season while recovering from surgery (8/15/12) to repair a torn (right) ACL. Gulley's injury was sustained in a summer league game on 7/11/12.
2011-12 Finished second on the club in rebounding (5.8), first in steals (34) and fourth in scoring (10.4) ... A two-time MVC Newcomer of the Week, Gulley ranked 10th in the MVC in FG percentage (.498) and 11th in rebounding (5.8) ... In league games only, he was 7th in the MVC in steals (1.2), 9th in rebounding (5.9) and 9th in offensive boards (2.1) ... Shared team-high assist honors in MVC Tournament quarterfinals against Evansville (3/2/12) with 3 ... Named MVC Newcomer of the Week (2/27/12) after he averaged 16.5 points, 9.0 rebounds, 1.5 steals, was 4-for-5 (.800) from three-point range, and 13-for-21 (.619) from the field in the final two games of the regular season ... Posted game-high and career-high 20 points at Evansville (2/25/12) with 3 three-pointers and 8 rebounds ... Notched 13 points and first career double-double with 10 boards on 6-for-10 shooting effort against Indiana State (2/22/12) ... Scored 13 points off the bench with 4-for-4 from the field and 4-for-4 at the line against Old Dominion (2/18/12) on ESPNU ... Clinched win at SIU (2/8/12) with key defensive rebound just prior to final horn ... Posted team-high 8 rebounds and scored 7 points on 3-for-3 shooting in win at Drake (2/4/12) ... Tallied 14 points on a 6-for-9 shooting night with team-high 6 boards against Wichita State (2/1/12) ... Returned to starting lineup in home win over UNI (1/28/12) with career-high 10 rebounds and 9 points ... Came off the bench at Illinois State (1/25/12) to score 10 and snag 6 rebounds with 4 assists ... Had streak of 14 straight starts halted in win at Bradley (1/21/12), but scored 9 points and snagged 7 boards off the bench ... Had 11 points in one-point loss to No. 18 Creighton (1/18/12) ... Scored 11 on 5-of-9 from the field in OT loss to Evansville (1/15/12) ... Had 18 points, 4 rebounds and career-high 4 assists in win over Southern Illinois (1/10/12) for seventh straight double-figure scoring effort ... Posted 13 points in 34 minutes in road win at Indiana State (1/7/12) ... Notched 34 minutes with team-high 9 rebounds in home loss to Illinois State (1/4/12) and finished 7-of-10 at the line with 16 points ... Had 14 points on 6-of-8 shooting in home win over Drake (12/31/11) ... Pitched in 12 points and 5 rebounds in win at No. 19 Creighton (12/28/11) ... Was 7-for-12 from the field with 14 points vs. St. Mary's (12/23/11) in Las Vegas Classic ... Was 5-for-6 from the field with 11 points in OT loss to West Virginia (12/22/11) in Vegas ... Had 8 points and 5 boards in win over Kennesaw State (12/17/11) ... Earned MVC Newcomer of the Week honors (12/12/11) for his efforts against OSU and UALR ... Returned to the starting lineup vs. Oklahoma State (12/7/11) and notched 19 points on 7-of-9 shooting from the field with a pair of threes ... Came off the bench at New Mexico (12/3/11) and went 8-for-9 from the field with team-high 17 points and game-high 8 rebounds ... Notched 16 points and had 8 boards in overtime win over Tulsa (11/26/11) with a 29-minute outing ... Shared team-high honors in points (11) and rebounds (8) in home opener against Emporia State (11/19/11) with a pair of assists and 4-for-7 shooting ... Helped Bears top Nevada with 9 points and 9 rebounds in Reno (11/11/11) in season opener.
Highland (Kan.) Community College Signed National Letter of Intent to attend Missouri State on April 15, 2011 ... Gulley was a two-time NJCAA Division II All-American at Highland (Kan.) Community College and scored a school-record 1,400 points in his two seasons for coach Jerre Cole ... Was ranked No. 47 on the JucoJunction.com recruiting list for the class of 2011 ... He earned first-team All-America honors in 2010-11 after helping Coach Scotties to a 22-14 record and Region VI title ... He averaged 23.1 points and 5.8 rebounds per game this season and earned first-team all-Region VI and KJCCC All-Conference honors for the second straight season ... He also collected 2.3 assists, 2.2 steals and made 77 percent of his free throw attempts as a sophomore while being named to the NJCAA Division II All-Tournament Team ... The Scotties beat Clarendon College of Texas for the District title and advanced to the NJCAA National Championship Tournament for the first time in program history, winning a game before exiting the double elimination format in their first NJCAA natioanl appearance ... He was a third-team All-American selection in 2009-10 after leading Highland with 18.4 points and 4.9 rebounds per game for a 14-17 club.
High School As a prep senior at Beaumont (Texas) Central Medical Magnet, he won the James Gamble "Mr. Inside" Award as a senior for coach Calvin Rice ... He averaged 18 points, 6 rebounds, 3 assists and 2 blocked shots a game in 2008-09 ... He was also the co-MVP of Texas District 20 in Class 4A ... Also earned all-conference honors as a junior and was a three-year starter for the Jaguars .. Was also a standout hurdler.
Personal Jarmar C. Gulley was born 3/12/91 in Beaumont, Texas ... Son of James and Ursula Gulley of Beaumont ... Has two brothers, James and Abriyan, and a sister, Rayneisha ... Majoring in Criminology.