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Friday / November 24.
  • Florida Getting Healthy as Scottie Wilbekin, Kasey Hill to Play Against Kansas

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    Scottie WilbekinBy JOSH NEWMAN
    Special to ZAGSBLOG

    Florida will be getting two key pieces back this week and it’s going to happen for one of the most anticipated games on the nonconference slate.

    Senior point guard Scottie Wilbekin, who suffered a sprained right ankle in the 19th-ranked Gators’ last game at UConn on Dec. 2, is expected to suit up when freshman sensation Andrew Wiggins and Kansas pay a visit to Gainesville on Tuesday evening.

    Additionally, highly-touted freshman point guard Kasey Hill is expected to play. The McDonald’s All-American has been out since Nov. 18 after suffering a high-ankle sprain against Southern.

    The returns of Wilbekin and Hill would be a major shot in the arm for the backcourt as Florida is in the middle of a rugged 3-game stretch. After UConn and Kansas, Florida will travel to Madison Square Garden on Dec. 17 to take on Memphis as part of the Jimmy V Classic.

    There had been some speculation that the Memphis game would be the debut for 6-foot-10, 5-star recruit Chris Walker, who has been dealing with eligibility issues during the first semester.

    The McDonald’s All-American out of Holmes County (Fla.) High School is expected to join the team once final exams end this week, but speaking with the media on Monday, Florida head coach Billy Donovan has already ruled Walker out for Memphis.

    Photo: Associated Press

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