Jan 23, 2013; Athens, GA, USA; Florida Gators guard Scottie Wilbekin (5) dribbles down the court in the first half against the Georgia Bulldogs at Stegeman Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Daniel Shirey-USA TODAY Sports

Scottie Wilbekin Named SEC Player of the Week

Scottie Wilbekin has had quite a week.

The Florida Gator’s starting point guard averaged 15 points and 6 assists per game in two huge road victories against Georgia and Mississippi State and for his efforts he was named the SEC Player of the Week.

Against Georgia on Wednesday the Gators started slow with big men Patric Young and Erik Murphy getting into early foul trouble and guards Kenny Boynton and Mike Rosario missing perimeter shots.

After the Gators fell in to an early 11-2 deficit, Wilbekin single-handedly brought them back and kept them in the game scoring 13 of the Gators first 15 points and forcing  a couple of crucial turnovers.

Wilbekin finished with a game high 17 points going 7-9 from the field and 2-3 from outside the three point arc which also tied a career high in points for him. He also added two rebounds, 3 assists and a steal.

Against Mississippi State on Saturday, his shot wasn’t falling in the first half but he was repeatedly able to drive the lane drawing in the defense which allowed him to dish for huge perimeter shots.

In the second half, he continued to get guys open looks for easy layups, dunks, and open three point shots but was also able to get to the basket more finishing with 13 points, 2 rebounds, and 9 assists.

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