Eric Atkins is entering his second season at the Video Coordinator at the University of Notre Dame. He helps with the day-to-day oversight of the program, breaks down game film for the coaching staff and aides the administration of the Notre Dame Boys Basketball Camps during the summer.
A 2014 Notre Dame graduate, three-time Irish captain and all-ACC selection, Atkins was one of the most prolific point guards in Notre Dame men’s basketball history. He concluded his career as the fifth Irish player to score 1,000 points (1,421) and post 500 assists (589). An iron man on the court, Atkins appeared in 133 contests (tied for second all-time) and started 105 (ninth all-time) - including 97 consecutive games in the starting five.
Leading the Irish into their first season in the Atlantic Coast Conference in 2013-14, he was the first Notre Dame player to earn an ACC Player of the Week award and is still the only Irish player to earn that designation in back-to-back weeks (Dec. 30, 2013, and Jan. 6, 2014). He was named a third-team all-ACC selection by the league’s coaches after averaging 13.0 ppg and 4.0 apg.
Atkins’ professional basketball career started in Greece, when he played 26 games for KAOD in 2014-15, averaging 7.0 ppg and 2.0 apg. He joined the Erie Bay Hawks in the NBA D-League for the 2015-16 season, playing in 24 games, averaging 6.5 ppg and 3.0 apg. Atkins also spent time on the Utah Jazz roster and the Idaho Stampede in the D-League during 2015.
ATKINS HONORS AND AWARDS:
2014 All-ACC Third Team
2014 Notre Dame Monogram Club Team MVP
ACC Player of the Week (Dec. 30, 2013 and Jan. 6, 2014)
2011, 2012 Notre Dame Outstanding Playmaker Award
2013 Notre Dame Captain’s Award
BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll (Feb. 6, 2012, Dec. 3, 2012, and Jan. 21, 2013)
ATKINS NOTES: Played his prep career at Mount Saint Joseph High School in Baltimore, Md. … two-time Baltimore Catholic League MVP … started all 35 games as a junior in 2012-13, playing a team and career high 1,340 minutes (38.3 per game) … was the 54th player to reach 1,000 points in a career … hit the game-winning three point shot with 0.8 seconds remaining in an overtime victory over Boston College on Feb. 1, 2014 after sending the game into overtime with two free throws with one second remaining in regulation … scored 19 points with 11 assists in Notre Dame’s victory over #7/8 Duke on Jan 4, 2014, the program’s first home ACC contest … boasted a 2.37 career assist-to-turnover ratio.