Scottie Wilbekin has not been cleared to play yet and the Florida Gators will be adding one of the best point guards in the nation to their team. So, who will start at point guard for the Gators in the 2013-14 college basketball season?
Wilbekin was finally able to join the team for practice a couple of days ago. He was suspended indefinitely over the offseason and has been partially reinstated back to the team, according to USA Today.
If Wilbekin is not fully reinstated to begin the season, then five-star Kasey Hill should start. Florida will have a bunch of talent once again, so it could go with a number of different options if Wilbekin is still suspended, but Hill is one of the best recruits in the nation. In fact, he is ranked No. 10 in the class of 2013, according to ESPN.
If both players were good to go to start the season, then I would go with Wilbekin for a couple of games. If Wilbekin shined and Florida’s offense clicked, then I would continue to play Hill off of the bench. However, Wilbekin is nowhere near being the best point guard in college hoops.
He averaged 9.1 points per game and five assists per game last season. He also had 1.5 steals per game.
Both players are more than capable of being the field general for this team, but Hill has more potential. Still, Wilbekin was the point guard all of last season and the Gators had a lot of success to say the least. They won the SEC regular season title and made it to the Elite Eight.
I would personally go with Hill at the PG position, but Wilbekin is not a bad option whatsoever. At the same time, Billy Donovan is a great head coach and he will clearly make the right decision. With that said, I think he will go with Wilbekin to start the season–assuming he is still not suspended.