CHARLOTTE, N.C. (www.BigSouthSports.com) - UNC Asheville senior forward Jeremy Atkinson (Elm City, N.C.) has been named the Big South Conference Choice Hotels Men's Basketball Player of the Week for games played Dec. 17-30, it was announced today by the Conference office.
Atkinson averaged 20.0 points, 7.7 rebounds, 4.3 offensive rebounds and 3.3 assists in leading the Bulldogs to three wins. He scored 21 points and grabbed nine rebounds in Asheville's win at Northeastern on Dec. 18, and followed with a career-high 31 points with nine boards in the Bulldogs' victory at St. John's on Dec. 21. Against the Red Storm, Atkinson scored 23 second half points and knocked down a personal-best three triples in leading the 17-point comeback victory. In the three games, he was 21-of-41 from the field (.512 percent), 5-of-9 from beyond the arc (.556) and 13-of-15 from the free throw line (.867).
This marks the second straight time a Bulldog has earned Player of the Week honors as sophomore guard Keith Hornsby was named POW on Dec. 14.