PG Scottie Wilbekin has been suspended for the second time in seven months.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Florida announced Monday that starting point guard Scottie Wilbekin has been suspended indefinitely for a violation of team rules. It is his second suspension from the team in the past seven months.
In early November, Wilbekin served a three-game suspension for a violation of team rules. That suspension was announced just one day before the team took the court against Georgetown about the USS Bataan in the Navy Marine-Corps Classic.
His suspension was lifted by coach Billy Donovan a little more than a week later.
"He certainly paid the price missing three games, three big games to start his junior year," Donovan said at the time. "I think he missed an opportunity to play on the [USS Bataan], which is a great experience, and playing home opener against Alabama State and then playing the other night against Wisconsin."
Wilbekin averaged 9.1 points and 5.0 rebounds as the team's starting point guard en route to a third straight Elite Eight berth in 2012-13.
He is expected to hold onto the starting point guard job going into next season, but his suspension could throw that into question. Florida will add Top 10 player Kasey Hill to the mix as a player who could potentially take minutes away from Wilbekin, particularly if he continues to have issues with suspensions.
Florida did not comment further on Wilbekin's latest suspension.
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