Junior guard Michael Frazier II, the team’s leading scorer who has missed seven-straight games while recovering from a high-ankle sprain, should be available for the Florida Gators on Saturday in their regular-season finale at the Kentucky Wildcats.
Head coach Billy Donovan announced as much during a media availability on Friday, noting that Frazier has yet to go through a full practice but will nevertheless travel to Lexington, Kentucky, with the team. He will “likely be available in some capacity,” notes the Orlando Sentinel‘s Edgar Thompson.
Averaging a team-high 13.2 points per game, Frazier is also Florida’s most-efficient foul shooter at 87.7 percent. The Gators as a team are hitting just 63.5 percent of their gimmies, tying their worst such mark since 1992-93 and currently ranking them 326th out of 345 teams.
Frazier is also one of only two players to hit more than 40 percent of his threes, and his 4.6 rebounds-per-game average is third-best on the team.
With Frazier in tow, Florida will look to prevent Kentucky from becoming just the second team in Southeastern Conference history to go undefeated through the 18-game regular-season league slate; the Gators became the first program to hit that mark just last season, finishing 21-0 after winning three games in the 2014 SEC Tournament.
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