Florida coach Billy Donovan has reinstated forward Dorian Finney-Smith, although he's unlikely to play Saturday against Arkansas-Little Rock because of an illness.

Donovan made the announcement Friday, adding that point guard Scottie Wilbekin and center Damontre Harris remain suspended indefinitely.

Donovan adds Harris is no longer practicing with the team because he's "not accountable, not responsible at all."

Finney-Smith sat out an exhibition game and two regular-season games for the 11th-ranked Gators -- punishment for an undisclosed violation of team rules.

He practiced with the team during his suspension and probably will make his season next week. It will be his Florida debut.

Finney-Smith, a 6-foot-8 sophomore from Portsmouth, Va., averaged 6.3 points and 7.0 rebounds at Virginia Tech in 2011-12. He sat out last year under NCAA transfer rules.


Original story from Oct. 31, 2013

No. 10 Florida will start the season with three players suspended.

Coach Billy Donovan says big men Dorian Finney-Smith and Damontre Harris have been suspended indefinitely, joining point guard Scottie Wilbekin on the sideline.

All three players are being punished for an undisclosed violation of team rules. They won't play in Friday's exhibition game against Florida Southern or the Nov. 8 season opener against North Florida.

Donovan gave no timetable for their return, meaning they also could be spectators when the Gators play at No. 20 Wisconsin on Nov. 12.

Making Florida even thinner, guard Michael Frazier II is out indefinitely with mononucleosis. And forward Will Yeguete (knee surgery) and guard Eli Carter (broken leg) are still recovering from injuries and likely will play limited minutes early in the season.

Finney-Smith left the Virginia Tech program after Seth Greenberg was fired following the 2011-12 season. Because of the transfer to Florida, Finney-Smith had to sit out the 2012-13.

In his only season for the Hokies, Finney-Smith made the ACC's All Freshman team, averaging 6.3 points and 7 rebounds per game. He started in 30 of Virginia Tech's 33 games.

Finney-Smith was Tech's most heralded recruit since Dell Curry back in 1982.