UF’s Bassett cleared for SEC Tournament

Florida forward Dontay Bassett has been cleared to play. (Lauren Bacho/The Gainesville Sun via AP)

ST. LOUIS — Florida redshirt freshman forward Dontay Bassett has been cleared from concussion protocol and will be available when the third-seed Gators open SEC Tournament play on Friday night against either 11-seed South Carolina or 6-seed Arkansas (9:30 p.m., SEC Network).

The 6-foot-9, 240 pound Bassett has been out since suffering a concussion in the first half of UF’s 73-52 win at Alabama on Feb. 27.

Bassett has been coming on late in the season, scoring a career-high 12 points in UF’s 72-66 win over Auburn on Feb. 24. For the season, Bassett is averaging 1.8 points and 1.5 rebounds per game.

Bassett will add some depth in a frontcourt rotation that includes junior center Kevarrius Hayes, redshirt sophomore forward Keith Stone and sophomore center Gorjok Gak.



  1. Good to hear Dontay will be available for Arkie. Just starting to play well & learn what he can do. He can definitely contribute valuable minutes off the bench. Go Gators!


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