Future of the position: Point guard

The point guard position in Gainesville is in good hands next season. Scottie Wilbekin experienced his breakout last year and returns for his senior season, and Braxton Ogbueze heads into his sophomore year at the position. The Gators will also add a top-ten overall talent with Kasey Hill at point guard. Wilbekin proved capable of handling the position, but the Gators will have depth this year.

Florida lost Erving Walker going into last season and handed the position over to Scottie Wilbekin. There were doubts about his ability to handle it, and after an early season suspension kept him off the court, there were doubts about his maturity to handle such an important position. Wilbekin didn't waste much time erasing the concerns.

He played in 35 games, starting in 29 of them, and averaged 9.1 points to go along with five assists. His 174 assists made him the only player on the team with more than 101. He also led the Gators with 53 steals.

Wilbekin ran the Florida offense

Wilbekin turned into Florida's defensive stopper throughout the course of the season. Even when he came off the bench during the 2011-12 season, Wilbekin was often put on the opponent's best perimeter scorer. He did this to perfection during the 2012-13 season and built a national reputation with his on-ball defense. That will be another big boost to the Gators next season.

Kenny Boynton returned to Gainesville for his senior season with the hopes of playing more point guard, his expected position at the next level. He served as the main backup throughout the season.

This kept Braxton Ogbueze from getting more time and developing on the court. He was one of the first freshmen off the bench after Michael Frazier, but Ogbueze averaged 4.7 minutes per game and played in 23 games.

Ogbueze has potential to make an impact

He showed quickness with the ball and shot 31.8% (7-22) from the field and hit one of five three-point attempts. It's way too small of a sample size to judge his shooting ability. Ogbueze turned the ball over 10 times in 107 minutes played. He could play both guard positions if needed.

The incoming recruiting class features two of the top ten players in America, and one of them point guard Kasey Hill. He'll get on the court immediately in Gainesville -- it's just a question of how he'll do it. Hill is the perfect distributing point guard. He has great anticipation and sees the floor well, able to get the ball to the open man with creative passes or an alley oop.

He can also get to the rim. The 6-0, 160-pound guard doesn't have the impressive physical skill set that has NBA scouts drooling as he heads to college, but he knows how to get to the rim and can finish when the gets there. His shot on the perimeter still needs some work, but Hill is smart and won't force many shots in college.

Hill is ready to play as a freshman

The question is how to get him on the floor. With a veteran point guard like Wilbekin returning, the Gators could elect to play some two-guard sets with Wilbekin and Hill on the floor together.

There's plenty of talent at the point guard position, giving Florida head coach Billy Donovan and his staff the entire offseason to formulate a plan to get time on the floor for each.

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