USATSI photos of the men's basketball game vs. Pitt on February 16, 2015
WORTH NOTING Tallied a season-high eight points vs. JMU (11/8/13), VCU (11/12/13), Northern Iowa (12/21/13) and Georgia Tech (2/8/14) in 2013-14 Played in 26 games as a sophomore during the 2012-13 season, ranking second on the team with 28 blocked shots Played in 27 games as a freshman in 2011-12 and led the team in blocked shots with 19 Averaged 2.3 points and 2.3 rebounds per game and shot 58.1 percent (25-43) from the field for the 2011-12 season Averaged 15.2 points, 12 rebounds and 7.3 blocked shots per game as a senior at the Landon School during the 2010-11 season
2013-14 SEASON Played in 37 games, including three starts Averaged 3.0 points, 2.2 rebounds and 0.5 blocked shots in 10.4 minutes per game Shot 48.4 percent from the field and 58.3 percent from the free-throw line Tallied a season-high eight points vs. JMU (11/8/13), VCU (11/12/13), Northern Iowa (12/21/13) and Georgia Tech (2/8/14) Had a season-high 11 rebounds vs. JMU (11/8/13) Registered eight points and eight rebounds vs. VCU (11/12/13) Tallied seven points and nine rebounds vs. Liberty (11/23/13) Had six points and two rebounds in the ACC Tournament quarterfinals vs. Florida St. (3/14/14) Blocked two shots in the ACC Tournament final vs. Duke (3/16/14) Lettered
2012-13 SEASON Played in 26 games and started 12 games Missed eight games with a right shin injury Averaged 4.7 points, 3.1 rebounds and 1.1 blocked shots per game Shot 49.1 percent from the field and 60 percent from the free-throw line Ranked second on the team with 28 blocked shots Tallied a career-high 17 points and three steals vs. Morgan State (12/19/12) Recorded a career-best 11 rebounds vs. Green Bay (12/1/12) Registered 14 points, seven rebounds and one blocked shot at Wisconsin (11/28/12) Blocked a career-high four shots against Seattle (11/17/12) and Green Bay (12/1/12) Virginia posted a 9-3 record with him in the starting lineup Lettered
2011-12 SEASON Averaged 2.3 points, 2.3 rebounds and 10.2 minutes played per game, and shot 58.1 percent (25-43) from the field Played in 27 games and led the team in blocked shots with 19 Had season-high totals of 13 points and seven rebounds, and also blocked two shots vs. Maryland-Eastern Shore (12/27/11) Had eight points, five rebounds, a season-high three blocks and two steals vs. Longwood (12/3/11) Made collegiate debut vs. Green Bay (11/25/11) and had two points and three rebounds Was suspended for the first three games of the season for a violation of team rules Had two points and six rebounds vs. #7 North Carolina (2/25/12) Had two points, four rebounds and two blocks at #5 North Carolina (2/11/12) Scored four points, had four rebounds, two blocks and two steals vs. Wake Forest (2/8/12) Had four points, two rebounds and two blocks vs. Clemson (1/31/12) Lettered
HIGH SCHOOL Averaged 15.2 points, 12 rebounds and 7.3 blocked shots per game as a senior in 2010-11 Earned All-Interstate Athletic Conference honors for the third consecutive season in 2010-11 Third-team All-Met selection by The Washington Post Finalist for the McDonald's All-American Team Had three triple-doubles and five games with double figures in blocked shots as a senior Averaged 10.2 points, 11.8 rebounds, 7.4 blocked shots and 2.1 assists per game in 2009-10 Had four triple-doubles in conference games as a junior Named to the Mercer Invitational All-Tournament Team and the Landon Winter Invitational All-Tournament Team Co-MVP of the Hilldrup Classic when Landon played Benedictine Played in the 2011 Capital Classic and the 2011 Jack Jones Shootout in Miami, Fla.
PERSONAL Darion Ray Atkins Son of Minnette Atkins Has a twin brother, Darius Honor student as a senior in high school Served as a referee for Special Olympics at the Landon School Coached at youth summer camps