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5 Darion Atkins
Darion  Atkins

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Clinton, Md.

High School:
Landon School

Height / Weight:
6-8 / 241

Position:
F

03/22/2015

Cavaliers Topped by Michigan State, 60-54

Virginia finished with its second straight 30-win season, a school record.

03/20/2015

Brogdon Leads Virginia Past Belmont, Advances to Next Round

Anderson had 15 points on 4-of-6 shooting and Anthony Gill added 16 points as the Cavaliers (30-3) moved on to face No. 7 seed Michigan State

03/07/2015

Postgame Notes: No. 2 Virginia at No. 16 Louisville

No. 2 Virginia falls to No. 16 Louisville, 59-57

02/28/2015

Brogdon's 19 Lead No. 2 Virginia Past Virginia Tech, 69-57

Virginia assured itself at least a share of the Atlantic Coast Conference regular season championship

02/28/2015

Virginia Game Notes

No. 2 Virginia 69, Virginia Tech 57

03/20/2015

Virginia vs. Belmont (USATSI)

Virginia takes on Belmont in the NCAA Tournament

03/13/2015

Virginia vs. UNC -- ACC Tournament

USATSI Photos of men's basketball -- 3/13/15

03/12/2015

Virginia vs. Florida State (USATSI)

Virginia Tops Florida State 58-44 in ACC Quarterfinals

03/07/2015

No. 2 Virginia vs. No. 16 Louisville

No. 2 Virginia falls to No. 16 Louisville, 59-57

03/02/2015

Darion Atkins Photo Gallery

Darion Atkins Photo Gallery

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS
· Named Lefty Driesell National Defensive Player of the Year

· Named ACC Defensive Player of the Year in 2014-2015 by the Atlantic Coast Sports Media Association (ACSMA)
· Named to All-ACC Defensive Team in 2014-2015 by the Atlantic Coast Sports Media Association (ACSMA)
· Scored a career-high 16 points in his final home game vs. Virginia Tech (2/28/15)

· 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

AT VIRGINIA

2014-15 SEASON
· Played in 33 games, including 27 starts
· Averaged 7.6 points and 6.0 rebounds per game, both career highs
· Shot 51.1 percent from the field and 52 percent from the free-throw line
· Named ACC Defensive Player of the Year by the Atlantic Coast Sports Media Association (ACSMA)
· Named to the All-ACC Defensive Team by the Atlantic Coast Sports Media Association (ACSMA)
· Named Lefty Driesell National Defensive Player of the Year
· Scored in double figures in eight games (six double figure games in first three seasons)
· Finished career ranked eighth in UVa history with 102 career blocks
· Pulled down 10 rebounds at James Madison (11/14/14)
· Had 11 rebounds and three blocked shots vs. George Washington (11/21/14)
· Missed the game at VCU (12/6/14) due to injury
· First career double-double (13 pts., 10 rebs.) vs. Davidson (12/30/14)
· Tallied eight points and a career-high 12 rebounds at Miami (1/3/15)
· Registered 14 points and eight rebounds at Notre Dame (1/10/15)
· Recorded nine points, six rebounds and four blocks vs. Pitt (2/16/15)
· Tallied 11 points and a career high four steals vs. Florida State (2/22/15)
· Recorded 16 points, six rebounds and three assists on his senior day vs. Virginia Tech (2/28/15)
· Tallied 10 points and seven rebounds (six offensive) vs. Belmont in NCAA Round of 64 (3/20/15)
· Registered 10 points and 14 rebounds (seven offensive) vs. Michigan State in NCAA Round of 32 (3/22/15)
· Lettered

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
· Sociology major

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