Darion Atkins Agrees To Sign With Knicks

Darion Atkins has signed with the New York Knicks on a camp deal. Atkins' deal will be partially guaranteed and he'll compete for a roster spot in camp. Atkins was the ACC Defensive Player of the Year at Virginia last season.
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22 days ago  |  Discuss

ACC Basketball: The undrafted, yet still hopeful

Sixty fortuitous players found their way onto NBA rosters last Thursday. The remaining undrafted, yet still talented, NBA hopefuls now find themselves anticipating spots in the summer league. These players will certainly take advantage of this opportunity to showcase their skills in an effort to sign with a team. The ACC is well-represented in this group of contenders as well. Quinn...
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July 01, 2015  |  Discuss

UVA Basketball: Darion Atkins signs with Spurs

After an up and down collegiate career for Darion Atkins that had its share of trials and tribulations, his fortitude will once again be put to the test as he tries to crack an NBA roster as an undrafted free agent. The former UVA basketball big man agreed to play with the San Antonio Spurs summer league team soon after the conclusion of the NBA Draft. Although Atkins was disappointed...
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June 27, 2015  |  Discuss

ACC Basketball: Evaluating the newly eligible redshirts

Whether coming out of their rookie season or transferring from another program, redshirt players are not uncommon in the ACC, as in any conference. During their season spent off the court, much of what redshirt players have to offer is kept in the dark. As these players have now spent sufficient time to determine their roles within each team, it is a convenient time to evaluate the...
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June 22, 2015  |  Discuss

ACC Basketball: predictions for the all-defensive team

The ACC is home to numerous defensive minded teams. As a result, the All-ACC defensive player of the year can be quite a contest. Last season’s honor went to Virginia’s Darion Atkins. As the Cavaliers rely heavily on their defense, it is entirely possible that they could provide the recipient this coming season as well. Duke’s newly eligible transfer, Sean Obi. Sean Obi...
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June 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Nuggets continue pre-draft workouts

As the Denver Nuggets continue to search for their next head coach, they’re also hard at work searching for their next two draft selections. Denver announced it will work out seven additional college players on Friday, June 5. The following players are scheduled to be in attendance: Darion Atkins, 6-8, 241, Virginia, Forward Devin Booker, 6-6, 206, Kentucky, Guard Sam Dekker,...
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June 04, 2015  |  Discuss

ACC Basketball: Evaluating the Big Men

Size can be an incredibly important factor not only for the physicality of a team, but for overall offensive and defensive aggressiveness. Although sharpshooting is necessary to success, so is the ability to be tough in the paint, put up high percentage points and get rebounds. Who among the ACC’s elite has the advantage when it comes to size? Virginia Virginia’s greatest...
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June 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Five Seniors Creating Late NBA Draft Buzz

When it comes to the NBA Draft, college players make their strongest impressions on NBA organizations during the actual college season. In some cases, however, prospects emerge late in the process - even after their senior year - and push for draft selections. Here are five seniors contending for second round spots after making a late impression at the Portsmouth Invitational, NBA...
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May 21, 2015  |  Discuss

ACC-Big Ten Challenge: Never Too Early For Basketball

The wounds have barely healed from last basketball season, and here we are, looking forward to the upcoming season. Per the Big Ten office, there look like some entertaining match ups in the 2015 ACC-BIG Challenge. View the 2015 Big Ten/ACC Challenge match ups below. Monday, Nov. 30 Clemson at Minnesota Wake Forest at Rutgers Tuesday, Dec. 1 Maryland at North Carolina Virginia...
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May 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Darion Atkins Apologizes for Post-game Comments

View image | gettyimages.com Following Virginia’s 60-54 loss to Michigan State in the Round of 32 on Sunday, senior forward Darion Atkins let his emotions get the best of him. Atkins made headlines for calling out his teammates, questioning their effort, or lack thereof, saying he felt he “wanted it more than a few other guys on the team,” and called them out of their names...
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March 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Virginia’s Darion Atkins Apologizes For “Inappropriate Comments” To The Media Following NCAA Tournament Loss

Following Virginia’s loss to Michigan State in the NCAA Tournament’s third round on Sunday, Darion Atkins sat in his team’s locker room at Time Warner Cable Arena in Charlotte and spoke quite harshly to the media.  The Cavaliers’ senior forward questioned his team’s effort against the Spartans and said his teammates played “like a bunch of p*ssies.”  Unsurprisingly...
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March 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Virginia's record season ends early in disappointment

The record book will show that Virginia's 2014-15 season was among the best in program history. But it came to a quick end in the NCAA Tournament after another slow start - a recurring problem all year. The Cavaliers (30-4) fell behind 15-4 in the first few minutes against Michigan State in the round of 32 on Sunday and spent the entire game trying to claw their way back into contention...
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March 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Sunday’s big NCAA winner: Genitalia

College sports are played by college kids, and sometimes college kids say things that, say, a 30-year-old would not. After all, like Bill Cosby always used to tell us, “Here, have a drink” kids say the darndest things. Both Virginia forward Darion Atkins and Wichita State guard Fred Van Vleet fell under that umbrella on Sunday with some “genitalia as an adjective” references...
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March 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Darion Atkins rips Virginia teammates for lack of effort

By Steve DelVecchioThe unexpected continued to happen in the NCAA Tournament’s East Region on Sunday, with No. 7 seed Michigan State knocking off No. 2 seed Virginia. Cavs forward Darion Atkins felt his team did not put forth a respectable effort, to put it kindly.Atkins, a 6-foot-8 senior, scored 10 points and grabbed a game-high 14 rebounds. When asked after the game if he felt...
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March 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Darion Atkins Calls out Virginia Teammates After Loss to Michigan State

Playing in what turned out to be his last collegiate game, Virginia senior Darion Atkins left everything on the floor. He finished with 10 points and a game-high 14 rebounds in their Round of 32 loss vs. Michigan State. He also came away with a huge block on Spartans guard Alvin Ellis in the first half. But despite his efforts the Spartans were able to beat Virginia at their own...
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March 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Darion Atkins rips Virginia teammates for lack of effort

The unexpected continued to happen in the NCAA Tournament’s East Region on Sunday, with No. 7 seed Michigan State knocking off No. 2 seed Virginia. Cavs forward Darion Atkins felt his team did not put forth a respectable effort, to put it kindly. Atkins, a 6-foot-8 senior, scored 10 points and grabbed a game-high 14...Read More
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March 22, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Virginia's Darion Atkins With the "Tho Shall Not Slam on Me!" Block of the Day

Virginia Cavaliers forward Darion Akins already won the day with the best pregame quote leading up to Sunday's game against Michigan State. With his team having a little trouble scoring early on Akins decided to make sure the Spartans understood the Cavaliers were not going to lay down and let the Spartans win with this awesome block.Sadly, it was not enough to spark the Cavaliers...
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March 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Michigan State Ends Virginia's Season for Second Straight Year

For the second straight year Virginia’s season comes to an end at the hands of Michigan State. This time one round earlier, as the No. 7 seed Spartans paced the No. 2 seed Cavaliers 60-54 in the Round of 32 East Region matchup. RT @UVAMensHoops: No. 7 seed Michigan State defeats No. 2 seed Virginia 60-54. Cavaliers finish season 30-4. pic.twitter.com/POOIm0vqtR — Virginia...
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March 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Michigan State buckles down, busts brackets in upset of Virginia

Betting against a Tom Izzo-coached Michigan State Spartans team in March is becoming an exercise in futility. Even his best teams are more than capable of making deep runs come the final month of the season. Almost a year to the day after shocking Virginia in a third round NCAA tournament matchup, the Spartans did it again. This time knocking off second-seeded UVa 60-54 on the strength...
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March 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Virginia’s Darion Atkins stuffs MSU's Alvin Ellis with monster block (Video)

Virginia Cavaliers senior forward Darion Atkins stuffed Michigan State Spartans sophomore guard Alvin Ellis with a monster block during the first half of Sunday's NCAA Tournament East Regional matchup in Charlotte.Ellis went in strong with the one-handed dunk attempt, but was steadfastly denied: Atkins had a strong game with 10 points and 14 rebounds, but it wasn't enough as the...
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March 22, 2015  |  Discuss

UVA’s Darion Atkins Blasts Teammates After Loss To MSU, Team “Played Like A Bunch Of P*ssies”

Virginia forward Darion Atkins is the lone senior in Virginia’s rotation, and may wind up being the only major loss for the Cavaliers this off-season. Naturally, the ACC Defensive Player of the Year is upset after his team’s Round of 32 loss to Michigan State, the program’s second straight post-season ouster at the hands of the Spartans. After the game, Atkins reportedly took...
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March 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Travis Trice's 23 points help Michigan State bounce No. 2 Virginia

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Travis Trice scored 23 points, and Michigan State knocked second-seeded Virginia out of the NCAA Tournament for the second straight year, 60-54 on Sunday. Branden Dawson added 15 points and nine rebounds for the seventh-seeded Spartans, who advanced to the Sweet 16 for the seventh time in the last eight seasons under coach Tom Izzo. The Spartans will play the winner...
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March 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Darion Atkins Stuffs Alvin Ellis’ Dunk with the Block of the NCAA Tournament

Virginia needed a stop and momentum change after Michigan State Spartans guard Travis Trice scored 13 unanswered points. They Cavaliers got it from the defensive anchor Darion Atkins. Alvin Ellis III took off down the lane for what was to be a monster dunk. Unfortunately for Ellis, Atkins had other plans. Atkins rejected Ellis before he could get to the rim with may be the best...
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March 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Virginia Forward Darion Atkins Has Interesting Take On Sunday's Game Against Michigan State

The Virginia Cavaliers have been looking pretty good all season long and are hoping to make some serious noise in the Tournament this year. To do that they had to first get past a game Belmont team, and will now have to get past the team that put an end to their run last season--Michigan State.The Spartans are not the same team they were last season, but will certainly not make it...
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March 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Virginia player has inappropriate take on upcoming game

By Dan LyonsVirginia’s 2013-14 season finished on March 28 in the Sweet 16, with a 61-59 loss to Michigan State at Madison Square Garden. Michigan State had a down season (by its standards) this year, while UVA was fantastic once again, clinching the No. 2 seed in the East Region.Now, the Cavaliers and Spartans are set to play again, this time in the Round of 32, and you know that...
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March 21, 2015  |  Discuss
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