Lamar University has bestowed a great honor upon Newton’s James Gulley. He has been inducted into the school’s Hall of Honor. Gulley was one of eight former athletes or coaches to be named to the prestigious position.
Gulley played basketball at Lamar from 1984 to 1988. A four year letterman, he led the Cardinals in 72 wins during his time there, including two trips into post-season play.
One of the top scorers and rebounders for the team in the 80’s, Gulley played in a total of 113 games and averaged 16.2 points per game for a total of 1,832 points scored, and he logged in 967 rebounds. In fact Gulley’s numbers still rank him as the third greatest player in Lamar history.
Joining James Gulley in the Hall of Honor are Alvin Brooks, men's basketball 1979-1981, Vernon Glass, football coach, 1963-1975, Joseph Bowser, football and track & field, 1971-1973, Jordan Foster, baseball, 2001-20004), Larry Jackson, track & field, 1977-1980, Natalie Sarver, volleyball, 1999-20002, and Kalis Loyd, women's basketball, 2009-2013.