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Florida Gators basketball reserve out with concussion

GAINESVILLE — No. 10 Florida will be without forward Casey Prather for an exhibition game tonight against Nebraska-Kearney.

Prather sustained a concussion during a scrimmage Saturday and was ruled out Wednesday.

Prather will be re-evaluated before determining his availability for the team's season opener Nov. 9 against Georgetown on the USS Bataan in Jacksonville, the Gators said.

Prather, a 6-foot-6 junior from Jackson, Tenn., averaged 2.0 points and 1.8 rebounds last season. Without him, the Gators will have 10 scholarship players available for the exhibition game, including four freshmen.

BRUIN CLEARED: UCLA freshman Kyle Anderson, one of the nation's top recruits last year, was cleared by the NCAA to play this season. The No. 13 Bruins were told Anderson could play after the NCAA "found no evidence to substantiate claims of violations in his case," athletic director Dan Guerrero said. Anderson was being investigated for potential recruiting violations.

Still unresolved is the status of freshman Shabazz Muhammad, another highly sought recruit who is the subject of an NCAA investigation into alleged improper benefits.

MICHIGAN: The No. 5 Wolverines suspended guard Trey Burke for today's exhibition opener against Northern Michigan for violating team standards.

MINNESOTA: Freshman shooting guard Wally Ellenson has a broken left hand and will miss six to eight weeks.

Florida Gators basketball reserve out with concussion 10/31/12 [Last modified: Wednesday, October 31, 2012 10:54pm]
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