Expectations were on the rise for Florida Gators senior guard Scottie Wilbekin heading into the 2013-14 season. However, they may have taken a bit of a hit on Monday morning with the news that he has been suspended indefinitely from the program for a violation of team rules.
The team was first tweeted out by Gator Zone‘s Scott Carter:
#Gators point guard Scottie Wilbekin suspended indefinitely for violation of team rules. Wilbekin averaged 9.1 points, 5 assists as junior.
— Scott Carter (@GatorZoneScott) June 10, 2013
Wilbekin averaged 9.1 points, 5.0 assists and 2.9 rebounds per game this past season as a junior and this came after he was originally suspended to begin the season. You see, this isn’t Wilbekin’s first time making a mistake and while the whole “violation of team rules” reasoning is a bit vague, this isn’t the first time he has been in this situation.
The news is an unfortunate situation, especially considering the fact the Gators are losing both Kenny Boynton and Mike Rosario in their back court this off-season, as well as Braxton Ogbueze, who opted to transfer to Charlotte.
Wilbekin had a solid run for the Gators during the NCAA Tournament, but he struggled in the team’s Elite 8 loss. Prior to the game, he had scored in double-figures in each of the first three rounds.
Florida fans will have to wait and see what happens from here. More news will surely emerge involving Wilbekin’s most recent suspension and his status with the Gators moving forward.
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