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.
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.
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.
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.
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.