For the third time this year and second week in a row, East Texas Baptist University men’s basketball player Bret Atkins has been named the American Southwest Conference East Division “Player of the Week.” Atkins hit 10 three-pointers on the week with eight vs. Texas-Tyler. He has earned this recognition on Dec. 14 and Jan. 25.
During this past week, Atkins averaged 21.5 points, 3.5 rebounds and 2.0 assists per game. He shot 66.7 percent from the field (12-of-18), 71.4 percent from 3-point range (10-of-14) and 90.0 percent from the foul line (nine-of-10).
On Jan. 25, Atkins contributed 10 points and five rebounds in ETBU’s victory against LeTourneau University. Two days later, he scored a career-high 33 points converting his first seven shots from the three-point line. He went 8-of-10 from the arc in that game scoring 30 points in the first half.
This season Atkins has started all of the team’s 21 games and is averaging 12.9 points, 4.0 rebounds and 1.6 assists per game.
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