Richmond (Texas) forward Tamera Gulley signs with Lions.

First-year UAFS women’s basketball coach Elena Lovato has announced the recent signing of prep standout Tamera Gulley to a NCAA Division II letter-of-intent.

Gulley, a 5-foot-11 forward from Richmond, Texas, was a three-year varsity player for Fort Bend Bush High School, leading the Lady Broncos to two undefeated district championship seasons and four playoff victories during her prep career.

“She’s long and super-athletic, and she is going to be a game-changer at this level,” Lovato said. “We look for her to provide quality minutes as a freshman. She’s a high-energy player with high character.”

This past season, Gulley averaged 14.3 points, 9.8 rebounds and 1.8 blocked shots per game while leading the Lady Broncos to a 22-7 record, an undefeated finish in district play and a berth in the bi-district playoff. She also was named District 23-5A Defensive MVP.

As a junior, Gulley averaged 8.6 points and 3.9 rebounds per game, helping lead the Lady Broncos to an area championship. As a sophomore, she averaged 5.2 points per game.

Gulley, who played AAU basketball for Houston Dream Elite, is the sixth player signed this offseason by Lovato, who was hired as the new Lady Lions coach on April 8. She will be one of eight new players to suit up for the Lady Lions this season, joining junior forward De’Amber Brice, freshman guard Micayla Haynes, senior forward Jazmine Spears, junior guard Alisha Washington, junior guard Anna Rogers, junior guard Zhanesha Dickerson and junior forward Tayla Taylor.

The Lady Lions will return three players from last year’s team that finished 21-9 overall and tied for second in the Heartland Conference – senior guards Sydney Franklin and Maya Perry and junior guard Olivia Hanson.