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SCOTTIE WILBEKIN RUMORS

Wilbekin doesn't think Donovan will leave Florida

Billy Donovan has long been rumored as a potential candidate for NBA jobs. Each offseason, the Florida coach seems to be mentioned on lists filled with possible replacements for fired NBA coaches.  The rumors have again been present this offseason. Donovan, 49, says he’s committed to the Gators but won’t “guarantee” a return to Gainesville for the 2014-15 season.  “I...
Via College Spun
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Kentucky Commit Tyler Ulis Doesn’t Think Scottie Wilbekin Is Any Good

Florida point guard Scottie Wilbekin, who was named SEC Player of the Year this season, is having a rough outing in the National Semifinal against UConn. The senior only has four points on 2-of-7 shooting, and is having major issues with UConn’s quick guards Shabazz Napier and Ryan Boatright. Wilbekin has been great for Florida all year, but he hasn’t made a fan of one young...
Via College Spun
April 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Mr. Clutch Scottie Wilbekin leads Florida to first Final Four appearance since 2007

MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- For a brief second, it looked as if Scottie Wilbekin was going to fire another 3-pointer after Dorian Finney-Smith grabbed an offensive rebound off Michael Frazier II's missed 3-pointer in the final minute of the first half. But Wilbekin, Florida's floor leader and Mr. Clutch, took a quick glance at the clock. He realized the Gators could play for the final...
Via Fox Sports Florida
March 30, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Scottie Wilbekin hits dagger in win over UCLA

Gif via _MarcusD_ Scottie Wilbekin has made huge shot after huge shot for Florida this season. He was at it again with this backbreaker to give Florida an advantage they would not lose against UCLA. Florida punched a ticket to their 4th straight Elite 8 with a 79-68 victory.
Via Run the Floor
March 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Florida versus UCLA preview and prediction

The first ranked Florida Gators take on the UCLA Bruins on Thursday. Florida has won 28 games straight and has shown zero signs of slowing down their pace. The Gators are looking to advance to their fourth straight Elite Eight and they are in pursuit of their first Final Four since winning back-to-back national championships in 2006 and 2007. UCLA is in search of their first Elite...
Via isportsweb.com
March 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Gators' Scottie Wilbekin named third-team All-American

Scottie Wilbekin added to his impressive list of accolades when the National Association of Basketball Coaches announced its 2014 All-America teams on Wednesday morning, earning third-team honors. He is the first Gator to make the NABC All-America list since Al Horford and Joakim Noah both earned second-team mention in 2007.   Wilbekin, who averages 13.1 points per game, has already...
Via Fox Sports Florida
March 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Florida Basketball: Wilbekin leads Gators to Sweet 16

Overcoming adversity is never easy an easy feat. Florida Basketball point guard Scottie Wilbekin certainly makes it seem that way, however. In his first three seasons with the Gators, he earned himself three separate suspensions for violation of team rules, with two of them coming in a seven-month span during his junior year. Heading into the 2014 season, he had lost the trust of...
Via isportsweb.com
March 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Scottie Wilbekin -- who else? -- helps revitalize Gators to move on in tourney

ORLANDO, Fla. -- The play is called a "flat" and in an end-of-clock situation (like with 4.3 seconds to go before halftime Saturday, for example), Florida inbounds the ball to Scottie Wilbekin and just lets him take off and try to get something, anything. Wilbekin dashed up the floor, weaved past a Pittsburgh defender, sped head-on into the Panthers defense, took off of...
Via Fox Sports Florida
March 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Yet again, Scottie Wilbekin comes up clutch to help Gators thrive

ATLANTA -- In his first game since being named SEC Player of the Year, Scottie Wilbekin showed everyone why. Wilbekin's importance to the Gators was on clear display in each half of Florida's 72-49 victory over Missouri on Friday in the SEC Tournament quarterfinals. If not for Wilbekin's perfection from 3-point range in the first half -- Wilbekin made all three of his...
Via Fox Sports Florida
March 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Gators suspend guard Scottie Wilbekin indefinitely

Florida Gators guard Scottie Wilbekin has been suspended indefinitely for violation of team rules, the school announced Monday. No further details were released. Wilbekin was suspended in November 2012, also for a team-related infraction. He missed three games. The 6-foot-2 junior started in 29 of Florida's 35 contests during the 2012-13 season, averaging 9.1 points and five assists per game.
Via Fox Sports Florida
June 10, 2013  |  Discuss
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