Men's basketball player Jeremy Atkinson is the Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina Athlete of the Week. It's the fourth time Jeremy has earned the award this season.


Each week the school selects a BCBSNC Athlete of the Week upon their performance from the previous week's action.


Jeremy helped lead the Bulldogs to two important Big South Conference road wins last week. Atkinson scored 22 points in Asheville's thrilling 77-74 victory at Presbyterian College Wednesday night. On Saturday at Campbell, the senior forward tallied 22 points on 9-of-18 shooting from the field. He grabbed four rebounds with three assists and three steals as the Bulldogs defeated the Camels, 78-61.


Jeremy is Asheville's leading scorer (17.5) and rebounder (7.5). He has scored in double figures in 22 of the Bulldogs 23 games this season.


Atkinson and Asheville are home Wednesday when the Bulldogs host Winthrop in a key Big South Conference contest starting at 7 p.m.