MINERS

Gabriel McCulley
23  Gabriel McCulley

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Memphis, TN

High School:
Craigmont HS

Height / Weight:
6-7 / 225

Position:
Forward

Experience:
3L

CAREER NOTES: Played in 134 games for the Miners, third-most in school history ... UTEP's record with McCulley in the lineup was 81-53 ... career totals were 783 points, 494 rebounds, 132 assists, 60 blocks and 93 steals.

2011-12 (SENIOR): Appointed UTEP's team MVP ... averaged 11.1 points, 5.5 rebounds, 2.0 assists, 1.1 steals and 0.6 blocks with a .521 field goal percentage, .333 three-point field goal percentage and .677 free throw percentage ... played in 28 games with 27 starts ... first on the squad in steals, second in rebounding & blocks, and third in steals ... ranked eighth in C-USA in field goal percentage, 14th in steals, 17th in rebounding and 25th in scoring ... for league games only rated 11th in defensive rebounds (4.1 avg.) and 13th in rebounding (5.8 rpg) ... scored in double figures 15 times (nine times from 2007-11) ... missed the first four games after undergoing surgery for a stress fracture in his leg ... returned to the court at Oregon and played 17 of his 24 minutes in the first half ... either set or tied career-highs for points (18), rebounds (13), assists (seven) and steals (three) while logging his first career double-double versus NM State ... made 8-of-10 shots to spur the Miners' 73-69 triumph over the Aggies ... tallied 15 points/seven boards/two blocks/two steals at UNLV ... scored 19 points (6-for-8 FGs, 3-for-3 3FGs, 4-for-4 FTs) against Southern ... added 12 points (5-for-7 FGs) versus McNeese State ... battled foul trouble in three Diamond Head Classic games, averaging 7.7 ppg and 4.7 rpg while making 10-of-13 foul shots (.769) ... named to the Bank of the West Don Haskins Sun Bowl Invitational All-Tournament team after averaging 15.5 ppg in two games, shooting 77.8 percent (14-for-18) from the floor ... connected on 6-of-7 shots versus Colorado State in a 13-point effort ... followed that up with 18 points (8-for-11 FGs) and five assists against Arkansas-Pine Bluff ... scored 22 points on 9-of-11 shooting (3-for-3 3FGs) with four assists and two steals versus Houston ... had a solid all-around night against SMU with 15 points, eight rebounds, three assists and three steals ... his three-pointer with 3:31 left in overtime gave UTEP the lead for good (56-53) in an eventual 70-64 win over the Mustangs ... contributed 16 points and seven boards in the Miners' 70-56 win over East Carolina ... limited to 18 minutes at Houston due to foul trouble but still contributed 11 points ... set a new career-high with 23 points (17 in the first half) at Rice ... also secured 10 rebounds versus the Owls for his second career double-double ... four assists against UAB ... helped UTEP match Tulsa on the boards (38-38) by pulling down a team-high eight rebounds versus the Golden Hurricane ... played 41 minutes against Tulane with nine points ... snared 12 rebounds at Memphis, the fifth double-figure performance of his career ... had another solid all-around game versus Southern Miss with 12 points, five rebounds, five assists and two blocks in a career-high 42 minutes ... led the Miners in rebounds (seven) at UCF despite playing only 22 minutes before fouling out ... made 6-of-6 field goals and collected 17 points and seven rebounds in his final home game versus Rice ... netted 18 points on 6-of-9 shooting with eight rebounds and two takeaways in the C-USA Tournament against Houston.

2010-11 (JUNIOR): Played in every game, earning 11 starting assignments ... started the final seven games of the season ... averaged 6.1 ppg and 4.2 rpg with a .444 field goal percentage and .694 free throw percentage ... also notched 35 assists (1.0 avg.), 12 blocks (0.3 avg.) and 23 steals (0.7 avg.) in 20.7 minutes per outing ... collected 44 offensive rebounds, the third-top total on the squad ... started the opener versus Pacific and supplied seven points, three rebounds and a blocked shot ... tallied five points and five boards with a steal in 15 minutes against NM State ... in 18 minutes versus Arkansas-Pine Bluff contributed five points, three rebounds, three assists, a block and two steals ... returned to the starting lineup against Stephen F. Austin and put together a seven-point, three-rebound, one block night ... posted six points and five boards at BYU ... netted 14 points while adding five rebounds, three blocks and two steals versus Western New Mexico ... added nine points (5-for-5 FTs) and eight boards against Air Force to earn a spot on the Bank of the West Don Haskins Sun Bowl Invitational All-Tournament team ... in two Sun Bowl tourney games averaged 11.5 ppg and 6.5 rpg with a .545 (6-for-11) field goal percentage and .750 (9-for-12) free throw percentage ... pulled down six rebounds versus Sam Houston State ... hit 3-of-5 shots, including 2-of-4 three pointers, in an eight-point performance against Rice ... turned in seven points, five boards and two steals at Houston ... scored eight of his 10 points in the second half versus Tulane at the Haskins Center ... secured six rebounds at Tulsa ... played 33 minutes at Rice and accumulated eight points and three rebounds ... supplied eight points, seven rebounds and three assists against SMU ... season-high 17 points (6-for-9 FGs, 3-for-6 3FGs, 2-for-2 FTs) with seven boards at East Carolina ... contributed eight points and a season-high 10 boards at SMU ... averaged 9.3 ppg and 6.3 rpg in the C-USA Tournament, making 10-of-14 free throws ... collected 14 points and nine boards in a quarterfinal win over Marshall ... netted nine points and a season-high tying 10 rebounds in an opening round NIT game at New Mexico.

2009-10 (REDSHIRT)
Missed the first four games while recovering from a wrist injury ... didn't see action after Dec. 28 and redshirted the 2009-10 season ... played 10 minutes at New Mexico State and hit his only shot attempt with two rebounds and an assist ... added a rebound in 14 minutes versus the Aggies in El Paso ... was on the floor for 13 minutes versus Mississippi and picked up a steal ... had his most productive game of the season versus Norfolk State with seven points (2-for-3 FGs, 2-for-2 FTs) and three steals in 11 minutes.

2008-09 (SOPHOMORE)
Averaged 4.4 points and 3.1 rebounds in 16.6 minutes per game ... blocked 14 shots ... scored in double figures four times (did so once as a freshman) ... shot 43.6 percent from the floor, 33.3 percent from beyond the arc and made 31-of-38 free throws (.816) ... compiled four boards, two assists, two blocks and two steals in 13 minutes off the pine versus Texas Southern ... contributed two points, five boards, an assist, two blocks and a steal in 22 minutes against Georgia Southern ... buried 2-of-3 shots and 5-of-6 free throws on the way to a 10-point, three-rebound, two-block and two-steal effort versus UNLV ... compiled four points, four boards and a block in 19 minutes against Arizona State ... contributed six points and three boards in 18 minutes versus Sam Houston State ... had a solid all-around night with eight points, seven rebounds, two assists and a steal over 20 minutes against Texas Tech ... garnered his first career starting assignment versus James Madison and scored 13 points (4-for-5 FGs, 3-for-4 3FGs, 2-for-2 FTs) with four assists over 18 minutes ... also started at Santa Clara, finishing with six points, six boards, three steals, an assist and a block in 24 minutes ... scored in double digits for the second time in three games as a starter with 13 points (6-for-8 FGs) against UT-Pan American ... connected on all three of his field goal attempts at East Carolina in scoring six points ... missed four games (at Houston, Southern Miss, at Tulsa, UCF) after undergoing arthroscopic knee surgery ... broke out of a shooting slump by canning 2-of-4 shots (all from three-point range) in a seven-point, three-rebound, 19-minute performance at Southern Miss ... secured five rebounds in C-USA Tourney quarterfinals versus Houston ... contributed five points, three boards, three assists and a steal in 25 minutes at Nevada in the CBI opening round ... scored all 10 of his points in the second half versus Northeastern, going 2-for-3 from three-point territory and 4-for-4 from the charity stripe while adding three assists, three steals and a blocked shot ... solid off the bench at Richmond in the CBI semifinals with nine points and eight rebounds in 30 minutes ... matched the eight rebounds in game one of the CBI Championship Series at Oregon State.

2007-08 (FRESHMAN)
Shot 40.7 percent from the field and 39.2 percent from outside in 33 games off the bench, averaging 3.2 points, 2.7 rebounds, 0.5 blocks and 12.1 minutes ... led the team in blocks (18) despite his limited minutes, and also first on the squad in three-point field goal percentage ... had five games with two blocks ... supplied four points (1-for-3 FGs, 2-for-2 FTs), one board and one blocked shot in nine minutes versus Arkansas-Pine Bluff ... produced 12 points (5-for-6 FGs, 2-for-3 3FGs) in 16 minutes versus Texas Southern, along with five rebounds and two blocked shots ... blocked two shots and pulled down a rebound in 12 minutes against New Mexico State ... three points (1-for-2 3FGs), five rebounds and a block in 14 minutes at UNLV ... hit a three-pointer at New Mexico State, while also recording two boards, an assist and a steal ... buried two three pointers versus Southeastern Louisiana, contributing six points, three rebounds, an assist, a block and a steal in 13 minutes of court time ... registered two points (1-for-2 FGs), three rebounds, an assist and a block in 10 minutes before fouling out against USC Upstate ... three points (1-for-2 3FGs), a team-high seven rebounds, one assist, one block and two steals in a season-high 28 minutes versus Wyoming ... five points (2-for-3 FGs, 1-for-2 3FGs) and five boards in 11 minutes at Texas Southern ... one rebound and two steals in six minutes against New Mexico ... collected one rebound in four minutes versus SMU ... five points (2-for-5 FGs, 1-for-4 3FGs), three boards and a steal in 20 minutes against Rice ... eight points (3-for-4 FGs, 2-for-3 3FGs) and a block in 11 minutes at UCF ... four rebounds, three assists and two rejections in 11 minutes versus Tulsa ... five boards and a steal in 13 minutes at Memphis ... six points (2-for-3 3FGs), four rebounds, an assist and a steal in 14 minutes against Tulane ... scored five points (1-for-3 FGs, 1-for-2 3FGs, 2-for-2 FTs) at UAB with four rebounds and an assist in 18 minutes ... six points (1-for-5 FGs, 4-for-5 FTs), six boards, an assist, a block and a steal in 19 minutes versus East Carolina ... nine points (2-for-3 FGs, 2-for-3 3FGs, 3-for-4 FTs), three rebounds, two assists and two blocks in 18 minutes against UAB ... pulled down five boards in 17 minutes at Southern Miss ... made a crucial three-pointer versus Houston with 6:06 remaining to give UTEP a 71-70 lead in an eventual 87-81 triumph over the Cougars ... scored six points against Houston with five rebounds and two blocks in 20 minutes ... buried two three pointers in scoring nine points in the Miners' C-USA Tournament quarterfinal win over Houston ... posted five points, three boards and a steal in 11 minutes versus Utah in the College Basketball Invitational.

PRIOR TO UTEP
All-District choice as a senior at Craigmont High School in Memphis ... averaged 18.5 points, 10 rebounds, three assists, two blocks and two steals in 2006-07 ... also earned All-District recognition as a sophomore and junior ... averaged 14 points, nine rebounds, two assists, three blocks and a steal as a junior ... high school coach was David Taylor ... sophomore averages were 12.2 points, seven rebounds, three assists, two blocks and two steals ... teammate of former Miner Randy Culpepper on the Red Team at the Memphis All-Star Classic in the spring of 2007 ... totaled 15 points and a game-high 13 rebounds in the Red's 78-73 victory over the White ... also played football in high school ... involved with student council in high school.

PERSONAL
Full name is Gabriel Garrett McCulley ... parents are Eddie and Arrellias Perkins ... has two brothers ... second cousin is former Chicago Bulls standout B.J. Armstrong ... born 1/13/89 (Memphis, Tenn.) ... graduated from UTEP with a degree in Criminal Justice in December of 2010 and added a Masters in Leadership Studies.

Year Cl. GP GS MIN AVE FG FGA PCT 3FG 3FGA PCT FT FTA PCT OFF DEF TOT AVE PF FO A TO BLK ST PTS AVE
2007-08 Fr 33 0 400 12.1 33 81 .407 20 51 .392 19 29 .655 27 61 88 2.7 56 1 12 29 18 13 105 3.2
2008-09 So 33 8 549 16.6 48 110 .436 18 54 .333 31 38 .816 40 61 101 3.1 68 2 29 25 14 22 145 4.4
2009-10 RS 5 0 49 9.8 3 6 .500 1 4 .250 2 2 1.000 1 4 5 1.0 6 0 1 2 0 4 9 1.8
2010-11 Jr 35 11 726 20.7 71 160 .444 13 41 .317 59 85 .694 44 103 147 4.2 110 5 35 41 12 23 214 6.1
2011-12 Sr 28 27 840 30.0 113 217 .521 19 57 .333 65 96 .677 53 100 153 5.5 84 5 55 44 16 31 310 11.1
Total 134 46 2564 19.1 268 574 .467 71 207 .343 176 250 .704 165 329 494 3.7 324 13 132 141 60 93 783 5.8