Now the senior is going to have an even tougher time keeping his job.
Florida announced via Twitter on Monday afternoon that Wilbekin has been suspended indefinitely for an unspecified team rules violation, the second time in seven months coach Billy Donovan has suspended the senior guard. Wilbekin also sat out the first three games of the Gators' season last November as a result of another unspecified team rules violations.
It's unclear when Wilbekin will be reinstated, but the fact this is his second suspension suggests his status on the team could be in some jeopardy, especially if he were to get into further off-the-court trouble this summer. A Florida spokesman declined comment when asked for further information about the cause of Wilbekin's suspension and how it would impact his status with the program.
Even though Hill has the potential to be an impact freshman for Florida, a prolonged absence for Wilbekin would be damaging to the Gators. The 6-foot-2 senior-to-be averaged 9.1 points and 5.0 assists as a junior in his first season as a starter and emerged as one of the SEC's better ball-hawking perimeter defenders.Read More »from Florida starting point guard Scottie Wilbekin suspended indefinitely