Nembhard dealing with the flu, game time decision against Auburn

The Florida Gators may be without starting point guard Andrew Nembhard when they host No. 4 Auburn on Saturday afternoon in Gainesville.

Speaking with reporters on Friday, head coach Mike White announced that Nembhard has the flu. Nembhard did not participate in practice on Thursday or Friday afternoon.

“We better be ready to play without him,” White said.

This season Nembhard is averaging 11.1 points, 5.9 assists and 2.8 rebounds a game. He leads the team in minutes played per game (34.1) as well. The sophomore has been on a tear since SEC play began. In four league games, Nembhard is averaging 16 points and 6 assists.

The bulk of Nembhard’s minutes, if he can’t go Saturday, would fall on two freshmen guards in Tre Mann and Ques Glover.

“Great opportunity for freshman guards,” White said. “All these guys want opportunities. They have to take advantage of it. We have to be ready.”

White did not officially rule Nembhard out, saying it would be a game-time decision.

The Gators and Tigers will be broadcast to a National audience on CBS at 1:30 p.m. Saturday.

Nick de la Torre
A South Florida native, Nick developed a passion for all things sports at a very young age. His love for baseball was solidified when he saw Al Leiter’s no-hitter for the Marlins live in May of 1996. He was able to play baseball in college but quickly realized there isn’t much of a market for short, slow outfielders that hit around the Mendoza line. Wanting to continue with sports in some capacity he studied journalism at the University of Central Florida. Nick got his first start in the business as an intern for a website covering all things related to the NFL draft before spending two seasons covering the Florida football team at Bleacher Report. That job led him to GatorCountry. When he isn’t covering Gator sports, Nick enjoys hitting way too many shots on the golf course, attempting to keep up with his favorite t.v. shows and watching the Heat, Dolphins and Marlins. Follow him on twitter @NickdelatorreGC