Scottie Wilbekin suspended indefinitely following violation of team rules

Florida Gators guard Scottie Wilbekin (5) goes up against the defense of Michigan Wolverines guard Trey Burke (3) during the second half of the South regional final game in the 2013 NCAA Tournament at Cowboys Stadium. (Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports)

Florida Gators guard Scottie Wilbekin (5) has been suspended indefinitely. (Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports)

Florida Gators guard Scottie Wilbekin has been suspended indefinitely following an undisclosed violation of team rules, according to Scott Carter of Gator Zone.

The team has not made any further details available.

A defensive stopper in the backcourt, this is not the first time the 6-foot-2 rising junior has been suspended. Wilbekin also missed the first three games of the 2012-13 season when coach Billy Donovan sat him indefinitely, again for an undisclosed reason.

A native of Gainesville, Wilbekin averaged 9.1 points and 5.0 assists per game for a Florida team that finished 29-8 and made a third-consecutive trip to the Elite Eight.

If the team fails to reinstate Wilbekin before the 2013-14 season tips off, all eyes will be on five-star freshman Kasey Hill. An extremely elite athlete, Hill could be asked to start right away for a team expected to one again compete for an SEC and national championship.

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