by Bill DiFilippo / @bflip33
Nineteenth-ranked Florida’s hobbled backcourt received some good news today when it learned that guards Scottie Wilbekin and Kasey Hill will suit up for the team’s showdown with 13th-ranked Kansas tomorrow night.
Hill suffered a sprained ankle during the team’s 67-53 victory over Southern. The star freshman was averaging 10.3 points and 4.3 assists per game prior to the injury.
As for Wilbekin, he hurt his ankle on Monday during the team’s 65-64 loss to UConn. Despite the initial prognosis being a sprained ankle, the senior’s injury turned out to be less serious than originally anticipated.
From The Orlando Sentinel:
Wilbekin sprained his right ankle during last Monday night’s 65-64 loss at Connecticut, but the injury turned out to be less serious than originally believed.
X-rays proved to be negative, but the school announced on Tuesday that Wilbekin had suffered a high ankle sprain. Promising freshman point guard Kasey Hill suffered a high ankle sprain on Nov. 18 against Southern and could sit out his fifth game, against Kansas.
Wilbekin, though, did not suffer similar damange and practiced on Saturday, the school’s Web site reported.
“We held him out the last couple days,” coach Billy Donovan told the Web site. “He’s fine now.”
ESPN’s Andy Katz reported earlier today that Hill will play. This will be the first time this season that both guards will suit up for the Gators in the same game.