MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Scottie Wilbekin has defended the 6-foot-6 Harrison twins of Kentucky and seen his share of tall guards during his four seasons at Florida.
Yet nothing really has prepared the Southeastern Conference player of the year for UCLA's Kyle Anderson.
The sophomore plays point guard for UCLA despite being 6-9, tall enough to play forward or center on any other team. Anderson can stretch his arms out 7-3, allowing him to simply pass over or around any defender in his path helping the Bruins average 81.5 points a game.
Wilbekin is giving up 7 inches and says Anderson definitely is a unique challenge.
The Gators have been one of the nation's stingiest defenses all season and now must slow down Anderson and the Bruins in the South Regional semifinal Thursday night.