4 Zack Atkinson
4 Zack Atkinson
Height: 6-9
Weight: 220
Year: Senior
Hometown: Bishopville, S.C.
High School: Lee Central HS
Previous College: Feather River College
Position: Center

2008-09: Averaged 2.5 points and 2.8 rebounds per game...played in 29 games and started the season's first four contests....averaged one rebound every 4.3 minutes of action...pulled down a high of 10 rebounds against Oregon Nov. 21 and scored a career-high 10 points in the season opener at USC Nov. 15...hit 5 of 7 field goals against the Trojans...scored nine points, hitting 4 of 5 shots, in the Jan. 10 win at Cal Poly...led UCI with 21 blocked shots on the season and ranked seventh in the Big West Conference with an average of 0.72 blocks per game.

JC: He was unanimously voted to the 2008 Golden Valley Conference All-Defensive Team for the second straight year at Feather River College in Quincy, Calif...he was second in California community colleges in blocked shots, averaging 4.0 per game last season for coach Randy Rick...he set the Feather River all-time single-game record for blocked shots with 13 in a 95-93 win over College of the Redwoods....he notched his third career triple-double in that win, scoring 17 points and collecting 12 rebounds...he had 11 blocked shots in a 76-72 win over College of the Redwoods his freshman season and recorded his first triple-double as he added 12 points and 13 rebounds.

High School: Was a two-time all-league and all-city player at Lee Central High in Bishopville, S.C....averaged 10 points, 10 rebounds and 4.5 blocked shots per game for coach Lavern Knox.

Personal: Majoring in sociology...mother is Janice Atkinson.

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