Share “Fred Gulley leaving Oklahoma State...”

Fred Gulley leaving Oklahoma State basketball team

Fred Gulley's basketball career at Oklahoma State has been marked by ups and downs. Now, it's over. Gulley, a redshirt sophomore, has been granted his request for a transfer and will leave the Cowboys immediately, apparently over a lack of playing time.
by John Helsley Modified: December 20, 2011 at 2:43 pm •  Published: December 20, 2011
Advertisement

Fred Gulley's basketball career at Oklahoma has been marked by ups and downs.

The latest downer is his departure from the program.

Gulley, a redshirt sophomore, has been granted his request for a transfer and will leave the Cowboys immediately, apparently upset over a lack of playing time.

“We appreciate what Fred has done for us over the past two-plus seasons,” said Cowboys coach Travis Ford. “We wish him nothing but the best and hope that he does well in his future endeavors.”

Gulley started five of the eight games he played in, missing two games because of a shoulder injury. As part of a three-man plan at the point guard spot — along with Reger Dowell and Cezar Guerrero — Gulley was averaging 18.4 minutes per game. Dowell and Guerrero, who started five games combined, were averaging 19.2 and 16.9 points, respectively.

“Everybody wants 30 minutes and wants to be the guy,” Ford said. “I understand that.”

Gulley's departure means more minutes for Dowell and Guerrero. Dowell projects to get the start Wednesday night against an Alabama team he was once committed to, as a high school sophomore. And both he and Guerrero now get an opportunity for more minutes.

“That's what I've been really wanting,” Dowell said. “That's what everyone wants, to be honest. Coming out of high school, every guy wants to be in that spotlight, be in a position where they play major minutes. I'm not shying from that at all. I'd love to play major minutes.”

Gulley, from Fayetteville, Ark.

Continue reading this story on the...

by John Helsley
OSU Reporter Sr.
John Helsley grew up in Del City, reading all the newspapers and sports magazines he could get his hands on. And Saturday afternoons, when the Major League Game of the Week was on, he'd keep a scorecard for the game. So the sports appeal was was...
+ show more


Trending Now


AROUND THE WEB

  1. 1
    Chicago Judge Injured In Courtroom Scuffle
  2. 2
    U.S. nurses union to stage strikes over Ebola protections
  3. 3
    Pentagon defends decision to isolate troops
  4. 4
    Why Ebola Quarantines Will Grow Larger -- And More Troubling
  5. 5
    Federal Govt. Made $20B in Secret Purchases in Recent Months
+ show more