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Eric Atkins - PG, 6'2, 182
Retired - Retired after 2016 season
       Date of birth: 12/14/1991
       Country: USA
     Drafted (NBA): Undrafted, 2014
     Out of: Notre Dame
  NBA Experience: 0 years
  Hand: Right




Date
League
Transaction
6th August, 2014 Greece Signed a one year contract with KAO Dramas.
27th July, 2015 Hungary Signed a one year contract with Falco Szombathely.
16th October, 2015 Hungary Released by Falco Szombathely.
25th October, 2015 NBA Signed an unguaranteed one year minimum salary contract with Utah.
26th October, 2015 NBA Waived by Utah.
2nd November, 2015 D-League Designated as an allocated player by Idaho Stampede.
16th November, 2015 D-League Waived by Idaho Stampede.
26th January, 2016 D-League Acquired by Erie BayHawks.
When: Where:
2010 - 2014 Notre Dame (NCAA)
August 2014 - June 2015 KAO Dramas (Greece)
July 2015 - October 2015 Falco Szombathely (Hungary)
October 2015 Utah Jazz (NBA)
November 2015 Idaho Stampede (D-League)
January 2016 - June 2016 Erie BayHawks (D-League)
From blog:


   Wildly Unnecessarily Lengthy 2014 NBA Draft Board, Part 4: NCAA Point Guards
2014-06-19

Eric Atkins - Atkins is very hardy, playing huge minutes in almost every game. In those minutes, he is a very steadying presence, sporting an assist/turnover ratio of slightly over 2.5 to one and making very few mistakes. The trade-off is an absence of dynamic play.

Reasonably big for a point guard, but not especially fast or athletic, Atkins does not has the speed to consistently penetrate the first line of the defense and collapse it. He racks up his assists through feeding the post and moving it around without making bad passes, rather than through drawing the defense. Atkins is not a particularly bold or audacious ball handler, either, but he keeps the dribble alive and rarely loses it, partly because he rarely takes it into traffic but also because of the same attention to not making mistakes. He is a good shooter with good shot selection, who can shoot off a screen when off the ball or off the catch and shoot, albeit not being as good off the dribble. His lack of athleticism make it difficult for him to ever be a great slasher to the basket or finisher once he gets there, but Atkins plays within these limitations and exhibits strong discipline and good IQ. The same story carries over to the defensive end, where, despite being outquicked at times, Atkins uses poise, position and IQ to do a decent job of keeping opposing guards out of the lane, and where his size is more of a virtue.

This doth not an NBA player make. But it certainly does make a pro, and Atkins will make money somewhere.

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