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Posted: Friday November 16, 2012 3:01PM ; Updated: Friday November 16, 2012 3:01PM

Florida reinstates PG Scottie Wilbekin after suspension

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Scottie Wilbekin has been reinstated after being suspended after three games

Florida wouldn't specify violation, but said it wasn't criminal, nor an NCAA issue

Wilbekin averaged 2.3 points last season while playing behind Erving Walker

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Florida point guard Scottie Wilbekin will play in Sunday's matchup against Middle Tennessee.
Florida point guard Scottie Wilbekin will play in Sunday's matchup against Middle Tennessee.
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GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- No. 10 Florida has reinstated point guard Scottie Wilbekin, ending his suspension after three games.

Coach Billy Donovan announced Wilbekin's return Friday, saying the 6-foot-2 junior will be available against Middle Tennessee on Sunday in Tampa.

Wilbekin missed games against Georgetown, Alabama State and No. 22 Wisconsin. The Gators (2-0) haven't divulged what Wilbekin did, but said it wasn't criminal or an NCAA violation. Donovan said information was brought to him Nov. 8 that warranted a suspension.

Wilbekin averaged 2.3 points last season playing behind Erving Walker. With Walker gone, Wilbekin was expected to play a much bigger role this season.

It's unclear when he or if Wilbekin will regain his starting spot. Senior guards Kenny Boynton and Mike Rosario shared ball-handling duties in the first three games.

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