Florida Gators' Point Guard Play Will Be As Important As Ever

By Trevor Lowry
Florida Gators
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The Florida Gators will have a great basketball team in the 2013-14 college basketball season once again, but their point guard play will be as important as ever.

Scottie Wilbekin had the tough task of taking over for Erving Walker last year for the Gators. Although Wilbekin had a pretty good season, it could have been better.

Wilbekin averaged 9.1 points per game and five assists per game. He also shot 45.3 percent from the field, 35.9 percent from the three-point line and averaged 1.5 steals per game.

Pretty solid season to say the least, but it could have been better as well. With more attempts, Wilbekin very well could score more points per game as he is a pretty efficient shooter. That should be the case in the upcoming season–depending on his suspension–but who knows. Florida is going to have so many talented players on the team and so many talented players will have to split up all of the attempts.

Not to mention, there is a chance that Kasey Hill wins over the point guard job as a freshman. He is a five-star recruit and is ranked No. 10 in the 2013 recruiting class according to ESPN.

Whoever does earn the starting spot–both should receive quite a bit of minutes–will have to set up the offense. PG is arguably the most important position on the basketball court. This could not be any more true for Florida.

The Gators have the chance of making a fourth straight Elite Eight and could win the SEC, but the point guard on this team will have to come ready to play every single game.

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