76ers’ Offseason Grade

Has post-modern basketball arrived? Laughing in the faces of those who believe perimeter-oriented players will dominate the league for the foreseeable future, Sixers’ Sam Hinkie drafted a (near) seven-footer for the third straight year. In: Scottie Wilbekin – FA signing Pierre Jackson – FA signing Jason Thompson – Trade Carl Landry – Trade Nik Stauskas – Trade Out...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Sixers sign Scottie Wilbekin to four-year deal

The Philadelphia 76ers need depth at the point guard position. Their two (healthy) cornerstones are in the frontcourt, but they don't have anyone to run the offense or feed Nerlens Noel and Jahlil Okafor the ball. Is former University of Florida standout Scottie Wilbekin the answer? Wilbekin averaged 14.4 points per game at Las Vegas Summer League, and, more importantly, shot over...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Philadelphia 76ers: Scottie Wilbekin Signing Grade

(Source: Brian Cassey/Getty Images AsiaPac) By Christopher Kline: Staff Writer/Hoopstuff… The Sixers finally made a move to get a legitimate point guard prospect, picking up formerly undrafted Florida prospect Scottie Wilbekin on a four-year contract. While the terms of the deal are difficult to find, it seems that it only has a little guaranteed money on the first season, according...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

76ers, Scottie Wilbekin Reach Four-Year Deal

The Philadelphia 76ers have reached agreement with summer league guard Scottie Wilbekin on a four-year contract, league sources told RealGM. Wilbekin committed to a deal with the 76ers on Friday night, opting out of his deal with Cairns Taipans of Australia’s National Basketball League. A standout at Florida, Wilbekin played for Cairns a season ago, averaging 15.2 points and 4...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

Former Florida Basketball star Scottie Wilbekin vies for NBA chance

Scottie Wilbekin was a standout player with the Florida Gators Former Florida Basketball point guard Scottie Wilbekin has spent the last week or so contending for a shot in the NBA at the 2015 NBA Summer League. Wilbekin was a standout player with the Gators from 2010 to 2014. He helped lead the Gators to a 2014 SEC Tournament, where he and the Gators came up with a victory. Additionally...
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Wilbekin off to strong summer league start

Former Gator point guard Scottie Wilbekin is making an early bid to turn heads in the Orlando Magic organization. The former 2014 SEC player of the year had 15 points on five 3-pointers on Wednesday, leading the Orlando Magic white team to an 81-68 win over the Charlotte Hornets on Wednesday in NBA summer league action. Wilbekin, who played last season professionally overseas in...
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26 days ago

Scottie Wilbekin helps drive motivated Magic White squad to victory

The Orlando Magic White squad defeated the Charlotte Hornets 81-68 Wednesday to improve to 3-0 in summer league play. Orlando outscored Charlotte 20-15 in the first quarter and held the lead for the remainder of the game. Scottie Wilbekin recorded 15 points, three assists and three rebounds in the win. The Gainesville native went 5 of 12 from the field including 5 of 8 from beyond...
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27 days ago  |  Discuss

Wake Forest's Wilbekin suspended up to 6 games for NCAA violation

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -- Wake Forest says guard Mitchell Wilbekin has been suspended for up to six games because of an undisclosed NCAA violation. School officials made the announcement about two hours before the Demon Deacons' game against Florida on Saturday in Sunrise, Florida. Athletic director Ron Wellman says the school will appeal because ''we believe in Mitchell Wilbekin''...
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December 20, 2014  |  Discuss

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

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...
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June 13, 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...
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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...
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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...
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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

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...
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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...
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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 shot...
Via Fox Sports Florida
March 30, 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.
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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...
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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.
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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...
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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...
March 27, 2014  |  Discuss
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