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Manny

Atkins

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#23

Forward
Height: 6'6"
Weight: 205
Year: Redshirt Senior
Hometown: Tucker, Ga.
High School: Virginia Tech/Tucker HS
Experience: 3 Letters

Bio

AT GEORGIA STATE:
Started every game in his two-year career, earning All-Sun Belt Conference Second Team honors as a senior . . . One of the most prolific 3-point shooters in program history, making 42.4-percent from beyond the arc . . . Made 124 3-pointers, tenth in program history . . . Finished his career with 917 points at GSU and 1,128 overall.
Recorded seven double-doubles in his career, missing six by just one rebound . . . Had career-highs of 30 points and 12 rebounds which he accomplished four times.

2013-14:
Earned All-Sun Belt Second Team honors after averaging 14.4 points and a team-high 6.1 rebounds per game . . . Made 75-of-173 3-pointers, 43.4-percent, the fourth best 3-point single season shooting percentage in school history and third best in the Sun Belt this year . . . The 75 3-pointers in a single-season are the seventh most in program history . . . Shot 47.2-percent from the floor and 82.4-percent from the free throw line, fifth in the Sun Belt . . . Earned Sun Belt Player-of-the-Week on Feb. 24 . . . Named College Sports Madness Mid-Major Player-of-the-Week on Dec. 20 . . . Made 18-straight free throws between UTSA and UALR games.
Collected first double-double of the season with 23 points and 12 rebounds against Georgia Southern . . . Collected his second double-double of the season with 27 points and 12 rebounds at East Carolina, scoring 20 or more points for the third straight game after a 20 point performance at UTSA . . . Recorded a double-double of 11 points and 11 rebounds at UL Lafayette . . . Tied a career-high with 12 rebounds and was one shy of a school-record with seven steals against UT Arlington . . . Scored a career-high 30 points on 9-of-16 shooting in an overtime win at Arkansas State where he played all 45 minutes on the court.

2012-13:
Started all 31 games in his first year at GSU, leading the Panthers with a 41.2 3-point percentage, the sixth-best mark in school history, which also ranked third in the CAA . . . Named CAA co-Player of the Week on Jan. 21 after scoring 21 points in back-to-back games against William & Mary and Old Dominion, while going a perfect 13-of-13 from the free throw line.
Finished the season with three double-doubles, while missing six double-doubles by just one rebound and another four double-doubles by just two rebounds . . . Finished 12th in the CAA in scoring (14.2), 11th in rebounding (6.7), sixth in free throw shooting percentage (79.6), seventh in steals (1.5), eighth in 3-pointers made (1.7), eighth in defensive rebounds (4.8) and fifth in minutes (35.8) . . . Made 19 straight free throws during a four-game stretch, the fifth-longest streak in GSU history; also had a stretch of 15 straight makes . . . Scored 20 or more points seven times during the season, including a stretch of three straight games.

Recorded his first double-double of the season with 15 points and 10 rebounds at Drexel (1/26), going a perfect 8-of-8 at the free throw line . . . Collected his second double-double with 14 points and 10 rebounds at George Mason (2/16) as the Panthers won for the first time in Fairfax, Va. . . . Closed out the season with 26 points on 10-of-15 shooting against Northeastern (2/27), pulling down a career-high 12 rebounds.
Scored 21 points and pulled down eight rebounds at BYU . . . Made inbounds pass on Rashaad Richardson’s half-court buzzer-beater against Tennessee State (11/20) which earned SportsCenter’s Top 10 No. 3 play of the night . . . Scored a career-high 26 points on 8-of-11 shooting, including 5-of-6 3-pointers and 5-of-5 free throws with seven rebounds and five assists against South Alabama (11/21) to close out the Coaches vs. Cancer Classic . . . Tied a career-high with 26 points against Towson (2/9) in a career-high 44 minutes, shooting 9-of-14 from the floor.

2010-11 (VIRGINIA TECH):
Appeared in all but one game (33-total) as a sophomore . . . Scored 161 points (4.9 ppg) and grabbed 65 rebounds (2.0 rpg), with 15 steals, seven assists and a block on the season . . . Led the team with a .909 (30-for-33) free-throw percentage and shot .444 (55-for-124) from the field . . . Made 21-of-60 (.350) from beyond the arc . . . Scored his first points of the season at UNC-Greensboro, netting seven, and added two rebounds and a steal . . . Scored five points against Cal-State Northridge, adding two rebounds and his first assist of the season . . . Scored 10 points against Mississippi State, making four field goals in six attempts while going 2-for-2 at the line with two rebounds and an assist . . . Led both teams with a career-high five steals against Mount St. Mary’s, while going 4-for-4 from the field and 3-for-3 at the line for a total of 12 points plus four rebounds . . . Was perfect at the line against Florida State, making a career-high four free throws . . . Hit a career-high three 3-pointers at North Carolina, going 3-for-4 with nine points, two rebounds and a steal . . . Led the team with a career-high 16 points against Wake Forest, going 5-for-7 in the field, 2-for-3 beyond the arc, and 4-for-4 at the line, while adding two rebounds . . . Scored eight points against Longwood, including going 2-for-2 from the 3-point arc . . . Notched a season-high-tying four rebounds, all offensive, at NC State . . . Hit his 21st straight free throw against Boston College . . . Scored nine points with four rebounds and an ACC career-high three steals at Clemson . . . Scored 14 points with a career-high-tying three three-pointers against Florida State in the ACC Tournament . . . Notched a season-best five rebounds against Duke in the ACC Tournament Semifinals . . . Went 5-for-8 from the floor including 2-of-5 from beyond the arc for 12 points and three rebounds against Bethune-Cookman in the NIT . . . Scored eight points and notched a season-high six rebounds against Wichita State in the NIT second round.

2009-10 (VIRGINIA TECH):
Appeared in 23 games, starting once . . . Earned season-highs in many categories with a breakout game in an overtime win against Delaware, playing 19 minutes and finishing with two rebounds, two steals and five points, including his first field goal and three-point basket . . . Scored six points, tallied two assists and earned a career-high three steals against Charleston Southern . . . Played a season-high 19 minutes and scored seven points in the win over UMBC . . . Contributed a career-high eight points, including a big three-pointer in overtime, in a win against Seton Hall in Cancun, Mexico . . . Tallied one assist and one steal in his first-career ACC game at No. 9 North Carolina . . . Scored his first points in ACC play with a three-pointer against No. 25 Florida State . . . Tied a season-high with eight points, including two three-pointers, and added four rebounds and two steals against NCCU . . . Earned his first career start and tallied career-highs with 38 minutes played, seven rebounds and five assists at Georgia Tech, where he also recorded five points and one block . . . Added two points against Quinnipiac in the first round of the NIT . . . Played four minutes against UConn in the second round of the NIT.

HIGH SCHOOL:
Three-year letterwinner at Tucker High School for head coach James Hartry . . . Three-time all-state selection, including first team as a junior and senior . . . MVP of the 2009 GHSA North/South All-Star Game . . . Averaged 24.6 points and 11.5 rebounds per game as a senior, leading Tucker to the state championship . . . Averaged 20.5 points, 10.4 rebounds and 3.0 assists per game as a junior . . . As a sophomore, Atkins helped Tucker to a state championship . . . Averaged 13.4 points per game that season . . . Was ranked as the No. 26 wing forward nationally by Scout.com and as the 89th ranked senior by Prepstars.com . . . Was a member of the National Honor Society and carried a 3.8 grade point average.

PERSONAL:
Full name is Manuel Atkins . . . Born Jan. 27, 1991, in New York, N.Y. . . . Son of Laura and Manuel Atkins . . . Has one older sister . . . Majored in public policy.

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