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Going out in style: Fayetteville's Gulley heads to OSU with perfect season in pocket.

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If Fred Gulley Brandon Gulley (born October 7 1982),better known by his stage name Gulley, is an American rapper who was raised in Poplar Bluff, Missouri. Music career
Gulley began his music career while deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2004.
 saved his best for last, then coaches in the Big 12 Conference should be very worried about the 6-foot-2 point guard from Fayetteville who is coming into their conference next season.

The Oklahoma State signee sign·ee  
n.
One who has signed a document, such as a contract or petition.
 helped Fayetteville complete a perfect 30-0 season with a 40-34 victory over Rogers in the 7A title on March 14 in Hot Springs. Bulldog bulldog, breed of thick-set nonsporting dog developed in the British Isles many centuries ago. It stands from 13 to 15 in. (33–38.1 cm) high at the shoulder and weighs from 40 to 50 lb (18.1–22.7 kg).  coach Barry Gebhart said afterward af·ter·ward   also af·ter·wards
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At a later time; subsequently.

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 that Gulley was playing his best basketball ever for Fayetteville.

It's hard to argue with that logic after Gulley scored 21 points, hitting 6 of 12 shots from the field and 7 of 8 from the line, while holding Rogers' All-Staler and ArkansasSports360.com First-Teamer Aaron Hawley to 13 points and 4 of 14 shooting.

For his performance this season, Gulley is the ArkansasSports360.com Boys Player of the Year.

"Every shot he took was contested [by Gulley]," Gebhart said of the Rogers star, who has signed with Division I Drake University Drake University is a private, co-educational university located in the city of Des Moines, Iowa. The institution offers a number of undergraduate and graduate programs, as well as professional programs in law and pharmacy. . "[Gulley's] always guarding the other team's best player."

Gulley, the 2008 and 2009 Gatorade Player of the Year in Arkansas, scored fewer points his senior season (16.9 per game as a junior compared to 16.4 as a senior) but did things like averaging 3.5 steals and three assists per game as a senior.

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Those traits helped Gulley make a name for himself at an early age when it was reported that as a seventh-grader he was offered a basketball scholarship to the University of Arkansas The University of Arkansas strives to be known as a "nationally competitive, student-centered research university serving Arkansas and the world." The school recently completed its "Campaign for the 21st Century," in which the university raised more than $1 billion for the school, used  by then-coach Stan Heath Stanley Heath III (born December 17 1964) is the head men's basketball coach at the University of South Florida Bulls (located in Tampa, Florida). Heath is the former head basketball coach of the University of Arkansas (also known as the Arkansas Razorbacks) in Fayetteville, . The story, as Heath would explain, was blown out of proportion when one of Heath's assistants at the time saw the youngster play and said he was ready then to offer Gulley.

Things didn't work out for the Razorbacks when it came time for Gulley to pick his college, however. He chose Oklahoma State in November over Arkansas, Missouri, Baylor and Tulsa.

As the quarterback of the team from his point guard spot, Gulley did what few in the state have done, and that is complete a perfect season.

"Great teams expect to win and that's been our mentality," Gulley said of the season in which four Bulldogs were named to the Arkansas Activities Association
This organization is often addressed by the initials AAA. For other uses of this term, see AAA (disambiguation).


The Arkansas Activities Association (locally known as the AAA
 7A All-State team.

Gebhart summed up Gulley best when he said, "I wouldn't trade him for anybody else in the state."

ALLSTATE FINALS TEAM BOYS

Fred Gulley, Fayetteville

Demetrius Harris, Jacksonville

John Kordsmeier, Conway St. Joseph

Ben Vaillancourt, Guy-Perkins

A.J. Walton, Little Rock Hall

HOW THEY WERE CHOSEN:

The All-ArkansasSports360.com teams were selected after receiving input from various coaches, scouts and other media members.
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Title Annotation:BASKETBALL: Boys
Author:Seaton, Philip
Publication:Arkansas Business
Date:Apr 6, 2009
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