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SOPHOMORE SEASON (2011-12): A major factor for the Irish during his freshman season ... ranked first in the BIG EAST and 20th nationally with a 2.56 assist-to-turnover ratio ... expected to be the starter at point guard this season ... a natural point guard, who has been playing the position since he was 12 years old ... extremely instinctive and quick and very skilled at handling the ball ... good outside shooter ... played in every game as a rookie and made six starts ... registered 198 points (5.8 ppg.) and 110 assists (3.2 apg.) ... also had 62 rebounds and 21 steals.
FRESHMAN SEASON (2010-11): Had a solid rookie campaign for the Fighting Irish ... played in all 34 games, including six starts ... received the team's Outstanding Playmaker Award ... averaged 5.8 points, 3.2 assists and 1.8 rebounds per game ... his assist average ranked second on the team ... boasted a 2.56 assist-to-turnover ratio, which ranked first among all BIG EAST players and 20th nationally ... his 21 steals ranked third among all Irish players ... led the team in assists 10 times and in scoring twice ... averaged 25.4 minutes per game ... scored in double-figures seven times ... season-high total for made three-pointers was two, which occurred five times ... registered five or more assists 10 times ... had back-to-back double-digit scoring efforts against Liberty (10) and Chicago State (12) in the second and third games of the season, respectively ... became the first Irish rookie since Luke Harangody in 2006-07 to reach double-figures in points in consecutive games ... made his first start in the Chicago State contest ... had 12 points in a win over Wisconsin in the title game of the Old Spice Classic ... tallied 12 points and a season-high seven rebounds in a triumph of Gonzaga ... his other five starts of the season occurred in BIG EAST play ... played a season-high 39 minutes in back-to-back games versus Connecticut and St. John's ... dished out a season-high seven assists at St. John's ... made a season-high eight free throws (on 10 attempts) against the Red Storm ... also matched a season-best total with three steals against St. John's ... scored a season-best 15 points at Marquette ... had 11 points and five assists in a win over Cincinnati ... netted 12 points in a home win over Marquette ... matched a season-best total with seven assists at USF ... had eight points in a win over Akron in the second round of the NCAA Tournament ... posted seven points, five rebounds and five assists against Florida State in the third round of the NCAA Tournament.
HIGH SCHOOL: Played entire prep career at Mount Saint Joseph High School under the tutelage of coach Pat Clatchey ... helped lead his teams to a compiled record of 106-30 (.842) throughout his career ... four-year starter ... three-time team captain ... two-time Baltimore Catholic League (BCL) MVP ... named to the BCL all-conference team three times ... honored by the Baltimore Sun by being named to the All-Baltimore Metro squad three consecutive years ... two-time all-state honoree ... 2010 McDonalds All-American nominee ... as a senior, he averaged 15.0 points, 4.0 assists, 4.0 rebounds and 2.0 steals while leading team to a 28-3 record and the BCL regular season crown for the second time in his career ... netted 23.0 points, dished off 6.0 assists, pulled down 5.0 rebounds during stellar junior season ... during his prep career was named to numerous all-tournament teams including the Gonzaga DC Classic, Benedictine Holiday Tournament, Leon Brogdon Tournament and BCL all-tournament teams ... was a participant in the Derby Classic participant ... played for the DC Assault AAU squad ... led his 2009 team to the adidas Take 5 championship and the Teak Breakdown tournament title ... DC Assault won the 2008 adidas Super 64 crown in Las Vegas and then advanced to the final four in'09 ... took home seven team championships in two seasons on the squad ... named to the all-tournament team in consecutive years at the prestigious adidas Take 5 tournament in Cincinnati, Ohio ... joined Irish classmate Jerian Grant at prestigious Capital Classic All-Star Game in April 2010.
PERSONAL: Full name is Eric William Atkins ... has two older brothers, Bryan and Sean ... son of Dominique and the late William L. Atkins ... born 12-14-91 in Greenwich, Conn. ... enrolled in the College of Arts and Letters.
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