Florida’s Scottie Wilbekin is Back

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Scottie Wilbekin will be back from suspension and will join his Florida Gators, according to ESPN. Wilbekin was suspended right before the season started for undisclosed reasons.

Now that Wilbekin will rejoin the team, he will take over as the starting point guard for the Gators. Previously, Kenny Boynton was running the offense. Boynton did a great job while at the point, averaging 16 points per game, 6 rebounds per game and 4 assists per game. Even more impressive, Boynton has managed to shoot 57.9 percent from the field and 55.6 percent from behind the arc. Boynton has been known as a streaky shooter, but so far this season he has been pretty hot.

Expect Boynton’s scoring to increase as a result of Wilbekin taking over as the field general.

Wilbekin averaged just 2.6 points per game last season, but he also only played 15.2 minutes per game.

Florida is already 2-0 on the season and it just got done winning very convincingly to a ranked Wisconsin Badgers team. The Gators will play Middle Tennessee later on today. This team was already looking like one of the best in the entire country, so who knows how good Florida can be with its starting point guard back.

Erik Murphy is leading the Gators in scoring with 19.5 points per game.

The Gators rely on a team effort on both sides of the ball. Although Wilbekin will be the starting PG for this team, he will really have to play great because there is plenty of talent on this team.

 

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