SEC honors UF’s Wilbekin


Florida Gators guard Scottie Wilbekin smiles on the bench against the Missouri Tigers during the second half on Jan. 19 at the O'Connell Center.

Matt Stamey/Staff photographer
Published: Monday, January 28, 2013 at 11:18 a.m.
Last Modified: Monday, January 28, 2013 at 11:18 a.m.

Florida’s Scottie Wilbekin, a 6-foot-2, 176-pound junior guard, was named SEC Player of the Week after averaging 15 points, six assists and two rebounds in wins at Georgia and at Mississippi State last week.

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Florida Gators guard Scottie Wilbekin smiles on the bench against the Missouri Tigers during the second half on Jan. 19 at the O'Connell Center.

Matt Stamey/Staff photographer

Against Georgia, Wilbekin led the team in scoring with 17 points, matching a career-best. He was 7-for-9 from the field against the Bulldogs.

Against Mississippi State on Saturday, Wilbekin notched his third-straight game scoring in double-figures, finishing with 13 points. He was also one assist shy of his second career double-double.

This marks the second consecutive week that Wilbekin has recorded at least nine assists in a game.

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