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15 Jeremy Atkinson

Overview: Junior College product who enjoyed an outstanding season for the Bulldogs...enjoyed a fabulous Big South Tournament that culminated in his being named to the Big South All-Tournament team...moved into the starting line-up early in the year and stayed there permanently...knows how to score inside and can knock down a three-pointer...comes to the mountains from Louisburg College...played at Louisburg last season for former Bulldog assistant coach Mark Vanderslice....played in high school at Fike in Wilson, N.C.


2011-12: Asheville's fourth-leading scorer with an 11.7 average and top rebounder with a 6.6 per game mark...sensational BSC Tournament as he collected 16 points,  eight rebounds and two assists in quarterfinal win over High Point (2-29)...tallied 19 points with eight rebounds and 11-of-11 from the free throw line during semifinal victory over Charleston Southern (3-1)...led Bulldogs in Big South title game with team-high 18 points as he went 7-of-11 from the field...grabbed five rebounds and tied a career high with six assists vs. VMI (3-3)...second on team in shooting percentage at .541 (131-of-242)...named Big South Player of the Week on Jan. 16 with two outstanding games at Campbell (1-12) and High Point (1-14)...scored 22 points with seven rebounds in comeback victory at Campbell as he went 7-of-10 from the field and knocked down eight free throws...pumped in 19 points at High Point with eight rebounds and went 7-of-9 from the field...scored in double figures 19 times during the year...ended the season with double figures in four straight contests and seven of last eight...led Bulldogs in double-doubles with three...pumped in 15 points and collected 10 rebounds in home win over Coastal Carolina (1-17)...scored 20 points and grabbed 12 rebounds during home victory over Campbell (1-28)...went 11-of-12 from the line against Camels...had 10 points and 10 rebounds in road win at Liberty (2-4)...scored 14 points and had nine rebounds against defending national champion Connecticut (11-24)...tallied 16 points in rout of Pac-12 foe Utah (11-26)...shot .556 (70-of-126) from the field in BSC play...third on team in steals with 40...played well in NCAA Tournament game vs. Syracuse (3-15) with 12 points and five rebounds.


Louisburg: Enjoyed a sensational 2010-11 season as he was a first team National Junior College All-American...averaged 20 points, 11 rebounds and three assists per game...named Region X Player of the Year...helped lead Louisburg to 32-2 overall record and berth in NJCAA National Tournament...named to All-Tournament team at NJCAA National tourney...was named Louisburg's Male Athlete of the Year....freshman year avearged 13 points, 11 rebounds and three assists per game.


Fike: Played for coach George Drawhorn...was an All-Conference selection for four consecutive years....senior season averaged 27 points, 12 rebounds, four assists and three steals per game...junior campaign avearaged 22 points, 10 rebounds and three steals...was twice named Conference Player of the Year...made the All-State team as a senior...lettered in tennis for three years at Fike and as a senior, lettered in football and track and field.

Position: Forward
Height: 6'4"
Weight: 210
Year: Senior
Hometown: Elm City, N.C.
Other College: Louisburg College
Experience: 1 Year
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