Florida Leading Scorer Casey Prather Cleared to Play Saturday at Auburn


by Bill DiFilippo / @bflip33

After missing the last two games with a bone bruise in his right knee, Casey Prather will be able to suit up for 7th-ranked Florida’s game on Saturday against lowly Auburn.

Prather is averaging 17 points per game for the Gators, and while he will be able to play, Florida coach Billy Donovon doesn’t anticipate that the senior forward would be able to log significant minutes.

From The Independent Florida Alligator:

“I really don’t have a real good feel yet of actually how much we could get out of him, because he hasn’t done any contact,” Donovan said before Friday’s practice. “How much he’ll play is really, really hard to say.”

Prather was cleared for contact drills in Friday’s practice, Donovan said. The 6-foot-6 senior participated in non-contact work Thursday but sat out the full-scrimmage sessions of practice.

“Calling it like it is, he looked OK,” Donovan said of Prather’s Thursday practice. “He didn’t look great to me. We’ll see how he looks here today.”

Florida will enter its matchup against the Tigers with a 14-2 record on the season. The Gators have won their last eight games in a row.