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Wednesday March 12, 2014Donovan, Prather and Wilbekin Earn USBWA All-District Honors

Gainesville, Fla.

Head Coach Billy Donovan has been recognized by the U.S. Basketball Writers Association as the 2014 District IV Coach of the Year while seniors Casey Prather and Scottie Wilbekin were both selected to the District IV All-District Team. †

 

The USBWA selects a player and coach of the year from each of the nine geographic districts along with choosing an All-District Team comprised of 10 student-athletes.

 

Donovan has helped lead the Gators to a league record 18-0, while also clinching the 2014 SEC Championship. Florida has stood at the top as the nationís number one team for three-consecutive weeks now and has tallied the best regular-season win total in Gator basketball history with their 28-2 record.

 

In what has been a break-out year for the senior, Prather is averaging 14.6 points per game with a 62.5 field goal percentage while also pulling down 5.2 boards per game. The forward has scored double-figures in 23 of 29 games he has played in for the Orange and Blue and was voted First Team All-SEC along with Wilbekin.

 

Recently named SEC Player of the Year, Wilbekinís leadership has truly aided in igniting the Gators this season. He is averaging 12.9 points per game while hitting a solid 39.2 percent from the floor. Wilbekin dishes 3.9 assists per game and has put up double-digits for Florida on 20 occasions this year.

 

For the complete list of all nine district award winners, click here.

 

 

USBWA 2013-14 Menís All-District Teams

DISTRICT IV

KY, TN, MS, AL, GA, FL

Player of the Year

Russ Smith

Louisville

Coach of the Year

Billy Donovan

FLORIDA

All-District Team

Chris Denson

Auburn

Montrezl Harrell

Louisville

Marshall Henderson

Ole Miss

Jordan McRae

Tennessee

Casey Prather

FLORIDA

Julius Randle

Kentucky

Trevor Releford

Alabama

Russ Smith

Louisville

Jarnell Stokes

Tennessee

Scottie Wilbekin

FLORIDA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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