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Scottie Wilbekins Signs Deal With Cairns Taipans Of Australia

Undrafted point guard Scottie Wilbekin has signed a one-year deal with the Cairns Taipans of the Australian National Basketball League, a source told RealGM. Wilbekin went undrafted after his collegiate career at the University of Florida, averaging 13.1 points and 3.6 assists in 34 games as a senior. He then played for the Memphis Grizzlies and Philadelphia 76ers in the NBA summer...
Via RealGM
August 18, 2014  |  Discuss

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
June 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Mitchell Wilbekin Commits to Wake Forest

Mitchell Wilbekin, who initially committed to play for Danny Manning at Tulsa, has committed to play for Wake Forest University following his official visit this past weekend. Wilbekin had originally scheduled to visit the University of Virginia following his Wake Forest official visit, but cancelled the visit instead. He comes to Wake Forest from The Rock School in Gainesville...
Via SCACC Hoops
May 05, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Florida players destroy students in open gym session

Chris Walker, Scottie Wilbekin, Casey Prather and Kasey Hill of the Florida Gators men’s basketball team, decided it would be a grand idea to play against some of there fellow college peers. The outcome was not pretty as the Gators squad made their fellow college students into a Vine highlight tape. Check it out: H/T: TheBigLead The post WATCH: Florida Gators men’s basketball...
Via Pass The Pill
April 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Florida Basketball Destroys Southwest In Pickup Game

Florida basketball players Chris Walker, Scottie Wilbekin, Kasey Hill and Casey Prather destroyed Southwest Rec in a game of pickup.
Via Gamedayr
April 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Billy Donovan has keen understanding of Scottie Wilbekin's disappointment

ARLINGTON, Texas -- The length of time between then and now seemed much longer than reality as the Gators walked off the court here Saturday night. A week ago in Memphis, Scottie Wilbekin was named Most Outstanding Player of the South Region. He cut down a net. He raised a trophy above his head. Wilbekin was the star that led Florida to wins over UCLA and Dayton and a berth in the...
Via Fox Sports Florida
April 06, 2014  |  Discuss

UConn played Ace of Spades to trump Wilbekin and Gators

ARLINGTON, Texas – Scottie Wilbekin would say in the locker room that the cramps didn’t hinder him so much as they surprised him. ”I haven’t been drinking soda or anything,” he said. With red eyes and a broken voice, Wilbekin told reporters in the Florida locker room his health had not been a factor in his performance, which had been substandard in Florida’s 63-53 loss...
Via Fox Sports South
April 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Florida upset by UConn in Final Four

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- Florida played its worst game of the season on college basketball's biggest stage. And the team's backcourt had a lot to do with it. Southeastern Conference player of the year Scottie Wilbekin and guards Michael Frazier II and Kasey Hill struggled in a 63-53 loss to Connecticut in an NCAA semifinal Saturday night. It ended Florida's season and school-record...
Via Fox Sports Florida
April 05, 2014  |  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

Turning over opponents is the backbone of Gators’ defense

Send to KindleThis Final Four is an interesting scenario for these Florida Gators.  They are number one in the nation for the fifth consecutive week, they have won 30 straight games over the past four months, and awaiting them in Dallas are the two teams that edged this 36-2 dynamo in UConn and Wisconsin.  Oh yeah, and the fourth is SEC rival Kentucky, playing it’s best basketball...
Via College Chalktalk
April 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Even 30 wins later, Gators can't forget Shabazz Napier's shot

GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Four months ago, Scottie Wilbekin was alone in the locker room at Gampel Pavilion, his right ankle packed in ice, and without a television to see what was unfolding on the floor. Jack Pfaff, a UF assistant athletic director, kept ducking in the door with quick updates. Up two. Tied. Down two. Tied. What Wilbekin did have, though, was a game clock with bright...
Via Fox Sports Florida
April 02, 2014  |  Discuss

NCAA College Basketball: Know Your Final Four Teams

Once again, the NCAA tournament has yet to disappoint.  Teams such as Kentucky and Connecticut headline the papers as the most unlikely to make it to Dallas, for the Final Four. While the “underdogs” grab all the headlines, you can’t forget about the the No. 1 overall seed, Florida Gators. The Gators finished the regular season at 36-2  and 18-0 in conference play. Their...
Via Fantasy Sports Locker Room
March 31, 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

Florida Snaps Elite 8 Losing Streak; Cruises Past Dayton

The Florida Gators received multiple of questions about their elite 8 losing streak yesterday. A group that starts four seniors were heading into their fourth straight elite 8 game. They’ve lost the previous three against Butler (2011), Louisville (2012) and Michigan last year. Tonight would be a different story. Dayton played well for the first sixteen minutes of the first half...
Via BlackSportsOnline
March 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: Scottie Wilbekin Hits Ice Cold Three Vs. Dayton To End Half

Scottie Wilbekin hit this ice-cold three at the end of the first half of the Florida-Dayton game.
Via Gamedayr
March 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Florida versus Dayton preview and prediction

Matchup: The eleventh seeded Dayton Flyers are heading to the Elite Eight for a matchup with first ranked Florida on Saturday evening. Florida, winners of 29 straight games, is coming off of a 79-68 victory over UCLA. The Flyers defeated Stanford last night to earn their third ever trip to the Elite Eight and are in search of their first Final Four since 1967. On Thursday night,...
Via isportsweb.com
March 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Three Hits: Gators not satisfied with another Elite 8 berth

MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Overall No. 1-seed Florida is back among the Elite, but unlike the last three consecutive times, the Gators want to be in the Final Four. Florida beat UCLA 79-68 Thursday night at FedExForum to advance to Saturday's regional final against 11-seed Dayton. Here are three observations from the game. 1. Wilbekin took over with one shot clean over a tall Travis Wear...
Via Fox Sports Tennessee
March 28, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Scottie Welbekin hits great shot over Bruins

Florida Gators guard Scottie Wilbekin dropped one of the best shots of March Madness on the UCLA Bruins.
Via Gamedayr
March 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Scottie Wilbekin Hits Ridiculous One-Handed Fadeaway over 6’10” Travis Wear

  How in the world did Scottie Wilbekin make this shot? The senior point guard absolutely took over Florida’s Sweet 16 game against UCLA on Thursday night, scoring 13 points, including seven down the stretch. These two points were the Gators’ dagger for the win, 79-68. [SB Nation] The post Scottie Wilbekin Hits Ridiculous One-Handed Fadeaway over 6’10” Travis Wear appeared...
Via Diehardsport
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 one foot...
Via Fox Sports Florida
March 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Photo: Louisville Roster Now Includes Florida Gators

It looks like Florida's Scottie Wilbekin and Dorian Finney-Smith now play for Louisville.
Via Gamedayr
March 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Pitt basketball season ends in a 61-45 loss to Florida

The Florida Gators outlasted the Pitt Panthers to earn a 61-45 victory. This win punches Florida the tournament’s first ticket to the Sweet 16. For Pitt, this defeat marks the end of their season. This Pitt basketball team hung tough with the Gators for most of the game but were ultimately unable to persevere over an extremely talented Florida team. Florida was led by SEC player...
Via isportsweb.com
March 22, 2014  |  Discuss
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