ATLANTA-Georgia State redshirt-junior Manny Atkins averaged 21.0
points and 5.0 rebounds, leading the Panthers to a 2-0 week to earn CAA
co-Player of the Week honors as announced by the conference office on Monday.
who has scored 20 or more points in three straight games, shot 52.2 percent
from the floor, including 5-of-9 from three-point range. The transfer from
Virginia Tech also went a perfect 13-for-13 at the free throw line and has now
made 15 straight entering Monday night’s game against Towson.
Atkins opened the week by
scoring 21 points, grabbing five rebounds and swiping a career-high five steals
in the Panthers 74-58 victory over William & Mary. He went a perfect
8-for-8 at the free throw line, helping Georgia State overcome a 14-point first
On Saturday, Atkins led the
Panthers to their first win at the Ted Constant Center, scoring 21 points with
five boards in the 69-54 victory. Atkins went 6-of-12 from the floor and 4-of-6
from three-point range, while also going a perfect 5-of-5 from the free throw
am really proud of Manny and so happy that he received this honor,” commented
head coach Ron Hunter. “Manny has worked extremely hard since arriving 18
months ago from Virginia Tech.
having to sit out a year, it took a few games for Manny to get his legs and
shooting touch back, but there is no question that he has found it and will
continue to work hard to lead our team the rest of the season.”
For the season, Atkins is averaging 13.8 points and 6.2 rebounds,
both among the top 15 in the CAA. He is shooting 81.7 percent from the free
throw line and leads the CAA in three-point field goal percentage, hitting 42.3
percent. He is also seventh in the CAA
making 1.7 three-pointers per game.
Atkins was also
honored Monday by College Sports Madness as the CAA Men’s Basketball Player of
the Week for his exceptional performance during the past week.
Georgia State (8-11, 3-3 CAA) will face Towson (10-9, 5-1 CAA) on
Monday night in Maryland at 7 p.m.