Men's Basketball
#3 Tony Akins






Guard
5-11, 182
Junior
Lilburn, Ga.
Berkmar H.S.

AT TECH
Three-year starter at point guard . . . Excellent long-range shooter with great quickness . . . Tech's third left-handed point guard of last decade, following Kenny Anderson and Travis Best . . . Became the 32nd 1,000-point scorer in school history and now stands 28th with 1,130 . . . Has averaged double-figure scoring in each of his first three season . . . Ranks fourth in Tech history in career three-point field goals (203) . . . Also ranks in Tech's career Top 20 in assists (9th, 384) and steals (15th, 114).

2000-01
Honorable mention all-ACC . . . Tech's leading scorer, averaging 14.5 points per game, which ranked 9th in the ACC . . . Even better in conference games with a 15.4 scoring average, which ranked 6th in the league . . . Averaged 4.3 assists per game (6th in the ACC) . . . Excellent long-range shooter, hitting 41.9 percent from the beyond the arc (3rd in the ACC) and averaging 2.6 treys per game (4th in the ACC) . . . Second on the team with 35 steals.

Stepped up his play considerably over the latter part of the season . . . From Feb. 1 on, he averaged 18.2 points per game and shot 48.9 percent (65-133) from the field and 46.6 percent (34-73) from three-point range . . . Led Tech in scoring in 12 games on the season, more than any other player, including eight of the last 11 games of the regular season.

Scored a season-high 28 points to lead Tech to a 72-67 victory at UCLA in the Wooden Classic . . . Hit eight of 15 shots from the field, including four three-pointers, and contributed five assists and four rebounds . . . Kept Tech in the game early by scoring 16 of the Jackets' 22 first-half points.

Named ACC Player of the Week after sensational performances in Tech's back-to-back wins over No. 13 Maryland and No. 6 Virginia, averaging 23.5 points in the two victories . . . Tied his season-high with 28 points against the Terrapins as he connected on eight of 11 shots from the field and 9-of-12 from the line . . . Hit three three-pointers, including an NBA-length blast with the shot clock running down that gave Tech a five-point lead with 1:09 to play . . . Also completed a conventional three-point play that put the Jackets ahead to stay with 5:43 left . . . Followed with 19 points in Tech's win over Virginia as he went 7-for-10 from the floor and 4-for-6 from the line while holding Cavalier point guard Donald Hand to zero field goals and just two points.

Averaged 16.5 points and 5.0 assists in two ACC Tournament games . . . Made nine of 21 (.429) three-point attempts in the two games . . . Scored 16 points and added six assists in the quarterfinal win over Virginia . . . Netted 17 points on 5-for-11 shooting (including 5-for-10 on three-point attempts) in the semifinals against North Carolina . . . Followed with 16 points and six assists in Tech's NCAA game against St. Joseph's.

Managed a four-point play, making a three-pointer while getting fouled and hitting the free throw, in Tech's victories over UCLA and Kentucky . . . Against Kentucky, his four-point play erased a 63-60 deficit in the second half and ignited a 23-7 Tech run . . . Also pulled off the trick late in the first half against UCLA, erasing a 20-16 deficit.

1999-2000
Started 26 of 30 games at point guard . . . Tech's second-leading scorer with 11.5 points per game . . . Sixth in the ACC in assists with 3.6 per game . . . Tied for third in the league with 2.3 three-pointers per game and sixth in percentage (.368) . . . Tech's top free throw shooter at 77.5 percent . . . Also led the team with 35 steals . . . Turned in the most prolific game of his career with a 33-point performance in Tech's 64-54 loss at Florida State, the highest scoring output by a Yellow Jacket in nearly two years, since Dion Glover had 33 against Seton Hall in the 1998 NIT . . . Scored 27 of his 33 points from three-point range as he went 9-for-14, equalling the Tech high in an ACC game, matching Drew Barry (9 vs. North Carolina, 2-10-96) and Dennis Scott (9 vs. North Carolina, 1-28-89) . . . Averaged 14.3 points over the final seven games of the season, hitting 26 of 56 three-pointers in that stretch . . . Scored in double figures in 18 games, including 19 against Michigan, 17 against Kansas, 18 against Clemson and 17 versus Maryland . . . Season-high eight assists against Mercer . . . One of 27 players invited by USA Basketball to try out for the 1999 Men's Junior National Championships team.

1998-99
Started every game as a freshman and was one of four Yellow Jackets to average in double figures with 11.3 points per game . . . Sixth in the ACC in assists with 4.8 per game . . . He and Jason Floyd were the only two Tech players to start every game . . . Fourth in the ACC in minutes played, logging 35.5 per game . . . Eighth in the league with 1.8 three-point field goals per game.

Got off to a strong start and was named ACC Rookie of the Week two of the first four weeks of the season . . . Had 20 points and nine assists in his debut against Charleston Southern . . . Followed with 23 points, nine assists and seven rebounds versus The Citadel, when he nailed six treys . . . Named ACC Rookie of the Week (Nov. 22) following those two games . . . Earned the honor again (Dec. 14) after an outstanding performance in Tech's overtime win over Georgia . . . Had 24 points, including 8-for-8 from the free throw line, seven assists and seven rebounds against the Bulldogs as he helped Tech rally from a 15 point deficit in the last 10 minutes of regulation . . . Hit the game-tying free throws with 34.6 seconds left in regulation and then scored six of Tech's 12 points in overtime . . . Scored a career-high 28 points in overtime victory over Appalachian State, including the tying bucket with 16 seconds left in regulation and then the game-winning three-pointer with 21 seconds left in overtime.

Had 18 points - his high in an ACC game - nine assists and three steals while playing 49 minutes in Tech's double-overtime win at Florida State . . . Played well in home win over Wake Forest with 14 points, seven assists and five rebounds . . . Scored 14 points and committed just one turnover in 38 minutes against Clemson . . . Added 14 points at Clemson . . . Hit four three-pointers, all in the second half, and scored 12 points against North Carolina in the ACC Tournament.

HIGH SCHOOL
The Georgia prep Player of the Year by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and USA Today after a spectacular senior season . . . Averaged 28.6 points per game as he led Berkmar High School to a 25-8 record and the state AAAA championship game . . . Also averaged 6.5 assists, five rebounds and five steals per game as a senior . . . Connected on 55 percent from the field, 42 percent from three-point range and 85 percent from the free throw line . . . Played for coach David Boyd at Berkmar . . . A finalist for the McDonald's All-America team . . . Rated as one of the top 75 players in the country by both Prep Star's Recruiter's Handbook and ESPN Sportszone . . . Tabbed the 55th-best prospect in the nation by Clark Francis in The Hoop Scoop . . . Completed his career as the all-time leading scorer in Gwinnett County history with 1,955 career points . . . Scored 53 points against Spartanburg and 47 against Parkview in games his senior season . . . Netted 44 of Berkmar's 55 points against Brookwood in the region championship game, including 33 of team's 35 points in the first half.

Represented the United States in the Albert Schweitzer international tournament in Mannheim, Germany . . . Selected to play in the Diaper Dandy All-Star Game in Auburn Hills, Mich. . . . Chose Tech over Michigan.

PERSONAL
Full name is Anthony Jewell Akins . . . Born July 3, 1980 . . . Parents are Jewell and Myong Akins . . . Majoring in Management.

CAREER STATISTICS

Year  G-GS  MP-Avg    FG-FGA   Pct   3P-3PA  Pct   FT-FTA Pct.    
1999  31-31 1100-35.5 108-344  .316  57-198  .288  76-114 .667    
2000  30-26 929-31.0  111-301  .369  68-185  .368  55-71  .775    
2001  30-29 876-29.2  140-318  .440  78-186  .419  78-103 .757    
Total 91-86 2905-31.9 359-963  .373  203-569 .357 209-288 .726    

	O-D    Reb  Avg  As   Avg   TO    Bl  St   TP    Avg
1999   18-96   114  3.7  148  4.8   138   1   44   349   11.3
2000   26-73   99   3.3  108  3.6   86    2   35   345   11.5
2001   14-90   104  3.5  128  4.3   78    0   35   436   14.5
Total  58-259  317  3.5  384  4.2   302   3   114  1,130 12.4

Tony Akins' Game-by-Game Statistics
2000-01 	MP    FG    3FG   FT    O-R   A   TO  Bl  St  Pts
Wofford*        25    3-6   2-3   2-2   0-1   5   1   0   1   10
Char So*        29    5-8   3-4   2-2   0-5   8   2   0   4   15
Davidson*       23    7-10  3-4   0-0   1-4   4   0   0   2   17
Iowa*   	29    5-9   3-5   2-5   0-2   3   3   0   2   15
UCLA*   	35    8-15  4-10  8-11  1-4   5   3   0   0   28
Georgia*        26    1-12  0-7   0-0   0-1   6   1   0   1   2
Kentucky*       26    3-12  2-7   2-3   0-2   5   4   0   1   10
Idaho State*    22    3-7   1-3   0-0   0-4   5   2   0   2   7
Stanford*       30    3-9   1-6   4-4   0-2   5   2   0   0   11
Morgan State*   23    2-7   2-5   0-0   0-2   6   3   0   2   6
Harvard*        24    7-11  5-6   0-0   0-5   3   3   0   2   19
North Carolina* 33    7-13  6-10  3-4   1-5   1   3   0   1   23
Maryland*       33    6-15  4-11  4-5   0-3   2   3   0   1   20
Virginia*       31    1-8   0-5   4-4   0-3   6   4   0   2   6
Wake Forest*    37    4-12  1-7   5-9   0-8   4   1   0   0   14
NC State*       32    3-8   3-6   4-4   2-5   4   5   0   0   13
Duke*   	28    3-11  2-5   1-2   1-4   4   1   0   1   9
Clemson*        13    0-4   0-4   0-0   0-2   6   1   0   0   0
Florida State*  30    4-8   2-5   1-2   0-3   3   2   0   2   11
North Carolina* 33    8-18  2-6   0-0   2-7   5   4   0   0   18
Maryland*       35    8-11  3-3   9-12  0-4   4   8   0   1   28
Virginia*       34    7-10  1-4   4-6   2-3   4   3   0   3   19
Wake Forest*    31    5-10  3-8   3-4   0-0   2   4   0   1   16
NC State*       30    6-9   3-5   2-2   0-3   1   2   0   0   17
Duke*   	31    6-17  4-8   3-3   0-1   2   3   0   0   19
Clemson 	22    5-8   2-4   2-2   0-2   4   3   0   1   14
Florida State*  34    6-15  6-10  2-2   1-4   5   0   0   4   20
Virginia*       33    5-13  4-11  2-5   0-7   6   0   0   1   16
North Carolina* 30    5-11  5-10  2-3   0-4   4   5   0   0   17
St. Joseph's*   34    4-11  1-4   7-7   3-4   6   2   0   0   16

1999-2000       MP    FG      3FG   FT    O-R   A   TO  Bl  St  Pts
Mercer* 	31    6-11    4-5   0-2   0-2   8   2   0   2   16
Grambling*      26    4-10    2-7   0-0   0-2   7   2   0   2   10
Washington*     31    2-7     2-7   0-0   0-4   7   4   0   2   6
Kansas* 	37    5-14    3-5   4-5   0-2   5   2   0   3   17
Michigan*       35    6-14    1-5   6-6   2-5   3   3   1   0   19
Georgia*        32    4-15    3-10  0-0   1-5   3   2   1   1   11
Stanford*       38    6-13    2-4   2-2   2-6   3   4   0   0   16
Morehead St.*   30    4-7     4-7   2-2   2-4   3   2   0   0   14
Wofford*        33    1-8     1-6   8-8   1-6   4   2   0   0   11
UNC-G*  	30    3-5     3-3   2-2   2-5   4   2   0   0   11
Lafayette*      29    1-4     1-3   4-4   1-5   5   3   0   1   7
Kentucky*       34    4-13    4-9   0-0   0-2   2   4   0   0   12
Virginia*       27    3-9     2-6   0-0   0-3   3   2   0   1   8
Duke*   	25    2-9     0-4   0-0   0-4   4   4   0   1   4
Maryland*       24    3-8     2-3   0-0   0-2   2   4   0   0   8
Florida State*  30    2-9     1-6   0-0   0-0   6   2   0   4   5
NC State*       34    2-13    1-8   3-4   3-4   2   5   0   1   8
Wake Forest*    33    2-7     1-5   0-2   0-3   4   3   0   0   5
N. Carolina*    31    5-10    1-5   0-0   3-6   4   2   0   2   11
Clemson*        35    7-18    2-10  2-2   1-5   4   5   0   2   18
Florida A&M     23    4-12    1-6   2-2   2-3   1   1   0   1   11
Virginia        29    2-5     0-2   5-6   0-2   2   3   0   2   9
Duke    	21    2-8     1-3   3-4   1-1   1   4   0   1   8
Maryland        35    4-9     4-6   5-6   0-4   3   4   0   1   17
Florida State*  35    11-18   9-14  2-4   1-6   1   4   0   0   33
NC State*       23    1-5     1-3   5-6   1-2   1   3   0   1   8
Wake Forest*    30    4-7     3-5   0-2   1-1   3   2   0   1   11
N. Carolina*    37    4-9     3-8   0-0   0-1   2   1   0   2   11
Clemson*        38    3-10    3-10  0-2   1-1   5   3   0   2   9
Florida State*  33    4-14    3-10  0-0   1-3   6   2   0   2   11

1998-99 	MP    FG      3FG   FT    O-R   A   TO  Bl  St  Pts
Chrlston So.*   32    5-12    3-7   7-11  0-4   9   4   0   1   20
Citadel*        34    8-14    6-12  1-1   0-7   9   2   0   0   23
New Orleans*(ot)44    4-12    3-5   4-5   0-2   7   8   0   4   15
West Virginia*  37    4-9     2-5   1-2   0-4   5   2   0   1   11
Washington*     37    3-15    2-8   5-7   0-3   3   9   0   0   13
App. St.* (ot)  44    10-17   4-6   4-6   0-3   4   5   0   2   28
Georgia* (ot)   39    6-13    4-8   8-8   1-7   7   8   0   2   24
Wofford*        37    2-11    1-5   5-8   1-5   8   2   0   1   10
Kentucky*       38    2-12    1-9   3-4   0-3   2   4   0   6   8
N. Carolina*    34    1-10    1-5   2-2   1-1   2   2   0   0   5
Hofstra*        29    3-10    1-2   0-0   0-7   2   10  0   1   7
Iona    *       36    3-8     2-5   8-12  1-5   4   4   0   4   16
Mt. St. Mary's* 27    1-5     0-1   0-0   0-2   7   5   0   0   2
NC State*       33    2-5     1-4   0-1   0-3   6   5   0   1   5
Duke*   	31    4-7     2-5   2-4   1-2   1   4   0   2   12
Florida State*  29    3-14    1-8   0-0   1-5   3   8   0   0   7
Wake Forest*    35    4-12    0-6   6-10  2-5   7   3   0   1   14
Maryland*       38    2-11    1-6   2-2   1-6   6   6   0   2   7
Virginia*       37    3-7     2-5   1-2   0-1   3   1   0   0   9
Clemson*        38    5-11    4-10  0-1   0-2   4   1   0   0   14
N. Carolina*    35    3-13    1-7   2-2   1-4   5   5   0   1   9
NC State*       34    2-8     0-3   2-2   1-5   6   4   0   2   6
Duke*   	35    3-12    1-6   3-4   0-3   6   3   0   2   10
Fla St.* (2ot)  49    6-21    4-13  2-4   1-3   9   9   0   3   18
Louisville*     32    2-8     2-7   2-5   1-5   4   4   1   1   8
Wake Forest*    29    2-10    0-5   0-0   0-3   5   1   0   0   4
Maryland*       38    2-12    1-9   0-0   1-1   4   4   0   2   5
Virginia* (ot)  31    2-8     0-3   1-4   3-4   2   3   0   3   5
Clemson*        38    4-11    3-9   3-4   0-3   3   3   0   1   14
N. Carolina*    35    4-14    4-10  0-0   1-1   2   6   0   1   12
Oregon* 	35    3-12    0-4   2-3   0-5   3   3   0   0   8

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