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Scottie Wilbekin

DOB: 05-04-1993

Professional career (2014--)

Named to the All-NBL First team in his first professional season ... named NBL player of the month for November ... named player of the week in round 1 and round 20, the first Taipan in two seasons to earn the award ... became the first player to win the club Defensive Player of the Year and Most Valuable Player in one season (2014-15) ... led the Taipans to their first playoffs appearance in four years, averaging 14.7 points and 4.4 assists per game along with 1.2 steals... only the second rookie to win Taipans club MVP since Nathan Jawai achieved the feat in 2008 ... also only the second rookie to win the club’s Defensive Player of the Year award (Cameron Gliddon, 2013) ... opened his professional career with 23 and 27 point showings in Adelaide and Melbourne respectively ... scored 24 points with 6 rebounds and 9 assists in the Taipans' round 3 win over NZ Breakers (23/10) ... posted back-to-back double-doubles as the Taipans swept the Perth Wildcats 2-0 to reach their first grand final since 2011. 

College Career (2011-2014)

Finished senior year with the University of Florida Gators as Southeastern Conference (SEC) Player of the Year … Finished his career in UF’s career top 10 in assists, steals and games played … the first Gator and the second SEC player to earn SEC Player of the Year, SEC Tournament MVP and NCAA Regional Most Outstanding Player honors in one season (Ron Mercer, 1997) … averaged 13.1 points, 3.6 assists and 1.6 steals per game in 2013-14 … converted on 39.0% from long range … led his Gators to an undefeated 18-0 record in the SEC, one of the toughest conferences in college basketball … named 2014 SEC Tournament MVP … increased his scoring to 16.8 points per game in the 2014 NCAA tournament … led the Gators to the NCAA Final Four in March with a season-high 23 points (3-of-5 threes) over Dayton … earned third-team All American honours as a senior … was named to the SEC All-Defensive Team in each of his final three years in college … saw NCAA tournament action in all four years at the high-profile Florida Gators programme, reaching the Elite 8 every year.