Gulley, Ruder Earn MVC Postseason Honors
 
Jarmar Gulley
 
Jarmar Gulley
 

March 4, 2014

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ST. LOUIS - A pair of Missouri State men's basketball standouts has been honored by the Missouri Valley Conference in the league's first round of postseason awards announced Tuesday (March 3).  Senior Jarmar Gulley (F, Beaumont, Texas) was named to the All-MVC second team, while freshman Austin Ruder (G, Nixa, Mo.) earned a spot on the MVC All-Freshman Team.

With 17 double-figure scoring efforts in 18 Valley games, Gulley finished tied for second in the league in double-doubles (6) and ranked 8th in the Valley in scoring (14.9), 5th in rebounds (6.4) and 5th in steals (1.6).  He ended the regular season with a run of 16 straight double-figure scoring games and 32 consecutive starts.  He was named MVC Player of the Week on Jan. 13 and was also named to the Corpus Christi Challenge All-Tournament Team. He also accumulated 16.3 points and 7.1 boards in conference games.

Ruder has tallied 65 3-pointers so far in his rookie campaign, making him just the 8th freshman in league history to score 60 or more shots from beyond the arc. His 8.6 scoring average ranks third among all league freshmen and third on the MSU squad, while his 3-point total is also a Missouri State freshman record. He currently ranks 3rd in the Valley 3-pointers per game (2.2) and 6th in 3-point percentage (.417). Ruder has started 29-of-30 games this season and has scored 9.1 points per game in league contests.

Ruder and Gulley will help lead coach Paul Lusk's squad into Arch Madness this week where the No. 4-seeded Bears (19-11) will match up with No. 5 seed Illinois State (16-14) in the quarterfinals in St. Louis at 2:35 p.m., Friday.  The winner will advance to Saturday's 1:35 p.m., semifinal against either top-seeded Wichita State (31-0) or the winner of the 8/9 game between Drake and Evansville.

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2014 All-Missouri Valley Conference Men's Basketball Team

First Team Yr. Pos. Ht. Hometown
Ron Baker, Wichita State So. G 6-3 Scott City (Kan.) High
D.J. Balentine, Evansville So. G 6-2 Kokomo (Ind.) High
Cleanthony Early, Wichita St. Sr. F 6-8 Middletown (N.Y.) Pine Bush HS / Sullivan JC
Jake Odum, Indiana State Sr. G 6-4 Terre Haute (Ind.) South Vigo High
Seth Tuttle, UNI Jr. F 6-8 Sheffield (Iowa) West Fork High
Fred VanVleet, Wichita St. So. G 5-11 Rockford (Ill.) Auburn High

Second Team
Anthony Beane, S. Illinois So. G 6-2 Normal (Ill.) High
Tekele Cotton, Wichita St. Jr. G 6-2 Marietta (Ga.) Whitefield Academy
Jarmar Gulley, Missouri St. Sr. F 6-5 Beaumont (Texas) Central Medical Magnet
Desmar Jackson, S. Illinois Sr. G 6-5 Warren (Ohio) Harding High / Wyoming
Walt Lemon, Jr., Bradley Sr. G 6-3 Chicago (Ill.) Julian High

Honorable-Mention Selections
Manny Arop, Indiana St. Sr. G-F 6-5 Edmonton (Alberta) / St. Mary's Secondary Catholic / Gonzaga
Richard Carter, Drake Sr. G 5-11 Detroit (Mich.) Cody High / Cloud County
Milton Doyle, Loyola Fr. G 6-4 Chicago (Ill.) Marshall High / Kansas
Daishon Knight, Illinois St. Jr. G 6-1 Baltimore (Md.) Lake Clifton High / Maine Ctrl. Institute / Odessa (Texas) College
Egidijus Mockevicius, UE So. C 6-10 Kursenai (Lithuania) / Lithuanian Univ. of Educational Services

All-Newcomer Team
Darius Carter, Wichita St. Jr. F 6-7 Akron (Ohio) Firestone HS / Vincennes JC
Milton Doyle, Loyola Fr. G 6-4 Chicago (Ill.) Marshall High / Kansas
Daishon Knight, Illinois St. Jr. G 6-1 Baltimore (Md.) Lake Clifton High / Maine Ctrl. Institute / Odessa (Texas) College
Reggie Lynch, Illinois St. Fr. C 6-10 Edina (Minn.) High
Wes Washpun, UNI So. G 6-1 Cedar Rapids (Iowa) Washington HS / Tenn.

All-Freshman Team
Milton Doyle, Loyola Fr. G 6-4 Chicago (Ill.) Marshall High / Kansas
Jeremy Morgan, UNI Fr. G 6-5 Coralville (Iowa) Iowa City West High
Reggie Lynch, Illinois St. Fr. C 6-10 Edina (Minn.) High
Austin Ruder, Missouri St. Fr. G 6-3 Nixa (Mo.) High
Blake Simmons, Evansville Fr. G-F 6-5 Newburgh (Ind.) Castle High

All-Defensive Team
Tekele Cotton, Wichita St. Jr. G 6-2 Marietta (Ga.) Whitefield Academy
Desmar Jackson, S. Illinois Sr. G 6-5 Warren (Ohio) Harding High / Wyoming
Walt Lemon, Jr., Bradley Sr. G 6-3 Chicago (Ill.) Julian High
Fred VanVleet, Wichita St. So. G 5-11 Rockford (Ill.) Auburn High
Egidijus Mockevicius, UE So. C 6-10 Kursenai (Lithuania) / Lithuanian Univ. of Educational Services


 

 

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