Kasey Hill climbs into bigger leadership role for Gators

GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Strange as it may sound, point guard Kasey Hill's situation entering his sophomore season, after gaining a world of college basketball experience as a 22-minute-per-game freshman, looms every bit as daunting as the place he was a year ago. To refresh: Hill was UF's starting point guard this time last year, also. He's that and more again in 2014-15...
Via Fox Sports Florida
7 days ago  |  Discuss

OB Classic game between UF-Wake Forest to tip at 5

Florida announced last week that its Orange Bowl Classic game with Wake Forest will tip at 5 p.m. ET at the BankAtlantic Center in Sunrise. The Gators have are 14-2 all-time in Orange Bowl Classic games and have won their last four. UF’s last loss in the Orange Bowl Classic came against Richmond (56-53) on Dec. 19, 2009. Wake Forest is in rebuilding mode under first-year coach...
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8 days ago

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...
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August 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Scottie Wilbekin can’t see Billy Donovan leaving Florida

In four years at Florida, Scottie Wilbekin may have had his bumps in the road, but the Gators point guard was part of teams that reached three Elite Eights, and this past season made it to the Final Four after running the table in the SEC. The 2014 SEC Player of the Year is hoping his success in college translates to the next level. As he tries to find a spot on a roster, will his...
Via Pro Sports Daily
June 15, 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...
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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.
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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...
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...
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April 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Florida's Donovan Counting On Wilbekin To Slow Shabazz

In the second game of their season, the Florida Gators traveled to Madison, Wisc., to face the nationally ranked Badgers. The Gators, then ranked 11th in the country, lost to No. 20 Wisconsin. A few weeks later, Florida's journey to Storrs resulted in a loss to Shabazz Napier and UConn. Eight games into the season, Florida had two losses and was trying to find its identity...
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April 04, 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...
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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

Video: Wilbekin expects distractions

Senior point guard Scottie Wilbekin talked to the media Monday about the Gators first trip to the Final Four. The leader of the number one Florida basketball team knows there will be a lot of distractions in the Dallas area on the trip, and expects his team to fight through them.
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,...
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

Florida Gators knock out UCLA 79-68, advance to Elite Eight

Scottie Wilbekin spent most of Thursday night’s game trying to find his shooting touch. Luckily for the Gators, Michael Frazier II didn’t have similar trouble. And when Wilbekin finally found rhythm, Florida found a way to make history repeat itself against UCLA. Wilbekin scored 10 of his 13 points in the second half, Frazier finished with a game-high 19 points and the Gators...
Via Pro Sports Daily
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

Next task for Florida, Scottie Wilbekin: Stop UCLA's Kyle Anderson

Point guard play is so often the difference in March. Thursday night's NCAA tournament South Regional showdown between the top-seeded Florida Gators (34-2) and the No. 4 UCLA Bruins (28-8) at FedEx Forum provides a delicious study in contrasts at the most important position on the court. The Gators are guided by "Scottie Ice," also known as Scottie Wilbekin, the 6...
Via Pro Sports Daily
March 27, 2014  |  Discuss
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