Scottie Jordan Wilbekin (born April 5, 1993) is an American-born naturalized Bosnian professional basketball player who currently plays for Darüşşafaka & Doğuş of the Turkish Basketball Super League (BSL). He played college basketball for the Florida Gators.

College career

Wilbekin accepted an athletic scholarship to attend the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida, where he played for coach Billy Donovan's Florida Gators men's basketball team from 2010 to 2014. During his 2013–14 senior season, he led the Florida Gators to the Southeastern Conference (SEC) regular season championship and the SEC Tournament title, and he was named the SEC Player of the Year by the conference's coaches and the Associated Press. [9] [78] In addition, The Sporting News named him a third-team All-American. [5] With Wilbekin as the team's senior leader, the Gators advanced to the 2014 NCAA Final Four.

College statistics

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2010–11 Florida 37 1 17.1 .348 .283 .600 1.5 1.6 1.0 .0 2.4
2011–12 Florida 37 1 15.2 .434 .457 .714 1.5 1.6 .6 .1 2.6
2012–13 Florida 35 29 31.9 .453 .359 .725 2.9 5.0 1.5 .1 9.1
2013–14 Florida 34 33 33.8 .402 .390 .725 2.4 3.6 1.6 .0 13.1

Professional career

2014–15 season

After going undrafted in the 2014 NBA draft, Wilbekin joined the Memphis Grizzlies for the Orlando Summer League and the Philadelphia 76ers for the Las Vegas Summer League. On August 22, 2014, he signed with the Cairns Taipans for the 2014–15 NBL season. [5] On October 14, 2014, he was named Player of the Week for Round 1 after scoring 23 points against Adelaide on October 10 and 27 points against Melbourne on October 12. [7] On November 6, 2014, he was named Player of the Month for October after guiding the Taipans to a 6–0 unbeaten start to the season. [9]

On February 16, 2015 at the Taipans' annual awards night, Wilbekin was named the club Defensive Player of the Year and Most Valuable Player. [11] He and the Taipans went on to defeat the New Zealand Breakers in the final game of the regular season on February 22 to finish on top of the ladder for the first time in club history with a win/loss record of 21–7. [2] He was subsequently named Player of the Week for Round 20 after scoring 18 of his 25 points in the second half of the Taipans' 81–77 win over the Breakers which helped them secure the club's first ever minor premiership. [15] After sweeping the Perth Wildcats in the semi-finals, the Taipans faced the Breakers in the Grand Final series, going on to lose the series 2–0 following a game-winning shot by Ekene Ibekwe in Game 2. [9] Wilbekin appeared in all 32 games for the Taipans and averaged 15.2 points, 3.7 rebounds, 4.3 assists and 1.1 steals per game. [9]

On March 12, 2015, Wilbekin signed with the Greek Basket League club AEK Athens, for the rest of the 2014–15 Greek Basket League season. [9] In nine games with AEK, he averaged 8.0 points, 2.3 rebounds and 3.9 assists per game.

2015–16 season

On June 30, 2015, Wilbekin joined the Orlando Magic white team for the Orlando Summer League. [9] On July 3, 2015, he re-signed with the Taipans for the 2015–16 NBL season. [9] Later that month however, after a stint with the Philadelphia 76ers at the Las Vegas Summer League, [9] Wilbekin opted out of his deal with the Taipans in order to sign in the NBA. [9] On July 24, 2015, he signed a four-year deal with the 76ers. [9] [9] However, he was later waived by the team on October 26 after appearing in five preseason games. [9]

On October 31, he signed with Darüşşafaka & Doğuş of Turkey for the 2015–16 season, with the option to extend for one season. [78]

National team

On November 20, 2017 he got a Bosnian passport. He will start playing for the Bosnia and Herzegovina national basketball team in the 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup qualification. [78]

Career statistics

Legend
GP Games played GS Games started MPG Minutes per game
FG% Field-goal percentage 3P% 3-point field-goal percentage FT% Free-throw percentage
RPG Rebounds per game APG Assists per game SPG Steals per game
BPG Blocks per game PPG Points per game PIR Performance Index Rating
Bold Career high

Note: The EuroLeague is not the only competition in which the player participated for the team during the season. He also played in domestic competition, and regional competition if applicable.

EuroLeague

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG PIR
2015–16 Darüşşafaka 20 5 21.3 .377 .350 .756 1.5 2.3 1.0 .1 10.3 7.8
2016–17 Darüşşafaka 31 17 25.1 .475 .404 .870 1.8 3.2 1.4 .0 11.6 11.1
Career 20 5 21.3 .377 .350 .756 1.5 2.3 1.0 .1 10.3 7.8

Personal life

Wilbekin's younger brother, Mitchell, currently plays college basketball for Wake Forest University while his other younger brother, Andrew, is still in high school. [78]