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Kelila Atkinson
Kelila  Atkinson

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Woodbridge, Va.

High School:
Riverdale Baptist

Height:
5-10

Position:
Guard

Birthdate:
11/02/1993

03/06/2015

Wake Forest's ACC Tourney Run Ends in Quarterfinals

Duke topped Wake Forest 77-68 in the ACC Tournament Quarterfinals. Dearica Hamby finished with 26 points and 16 boards, breaking the program's all-time rebounding record.

03/04/2015

Hamby Leads Wake Forest Past Boston College 69-53

Wake Forest advances to take on No. 5-seed Syracuse on Thursday

01/29/2015

Campbell Scores Game-Winning Basket to Lead Wake Forest Past Clemson

Amber Campbell stole an inbounds pass and hit a layup with 0.3 seconds on the clock to seal the win

01/25/2015

Wake Forest Loses at No. 17 Florida State

Dearica Hamby posted her fifth-straight double-double in the loss.

01/10/2015

Basketball Gameday: Wake Forest vs. No. 6/7 Louisville

Wake Forest hosts No. 6/7 Louisville in the ACC home opener on Sunday

03/18/2016

2015-16 Wake Forest Women's Basketball: Deacs Edge Charlotte 72-69 in WNIT

Wake Forest gutted out a 72-69 win over Charlotte in the WNIT on March 17, 2016. Amber Campbell hit a three in the final minutes to seal the deal in Wake Forest's first postseason appearance since 2012.

02/16/2016

2015-16 Wake Forest Women's Basketball: Campbell's Career-High 27 Paces Deacs Past Duke

Amber Campbell's career-high 27 points lifted Wake Forest to its first win over Duke since March 5, 1993, breaking a stretch of 45 losses in a row against the Blue Devils.

02/17/2016

Wake Forest vs. Duke

Wake Forest took down Duke for the first time since 1993 on Sunday, Feb. 14, 2016, during the annual Pink Game.

02/20/2014

Wake Forest vs. Notre Dame 2-20-14

Wake Forest vs. Notre Dame 2-20-14


2015-16 (Redshirt Junior)
Missed the 2015-16 season due to injury.

2014-15 (Redshirt Sophomore)
Played in 25 game and made 16 starts ... Missed first four games of the season due to injury ... Averaged 8.3 points, 3.0 rebounds and 3.0 assists in 21.1 minutes per game ... Scored season-high 19 points with five rebounds and four assists in 28 minutes off the bench against Arizona (12/7) ... Made first career start in win over Towson (12/18), scoring 11 points with three assists ... Scored 18 points with game-high five assists at NC State (2/8) ... Scored 10 points with four assists at Virginia Tech (1/23) ... Grabbed career-high six rebounds along with 11 points and four assists at No. 17 Florida State (1/25) ... Tied career high with seven assists to go with 11 points and five rebounds in win over Clemson (1/29).

2013-14 Season (Redshirt-Freshman)
Had an up-and-down first season for the Deacs, appearing in a total of 21 games ... Averaged 5.3 points and 2.3 rebounds per game ... Dished-out a total of 48 assists, had 12 blocks and 13 steals ... Shot 38.4 percent from the floor ... Missed the first four games of the season with a hamstring injury ... Had a great collegiate debut, scoring 20 points on 6-of-10 from the floor and notching five rebounds, two assists and two blocks against Radford (11/22) ... Had 14 points on 6-of-10 shooting and grabbed five rebounds in the win over UNCW (12/16) ... Dished out a season-high seven assists at Maryland (1/9) in her ACC debut ... Suffered a knee injury in the game against Georgia Tech (1/16) and missed the next six games ... Returned the floor at Pitt (2/9) and scored five points, dished-out three assists and grabbed three rebounds in the second-half comeback victory ... Scored seven points and had two assists at Duke (2/20) ... Played a solid 16 minutes at Duke (2/27), finishing with four points and a couple of steals ... Had five points in just nine minutes in the ACC Tournament victory over Pitt (3/5).

2012-13 Season
Joined the team in January of 2013 and redshirted the remainder of the year.

Background
Averaged over nine points and five rebounds per game as a senior at Riverdale Baptist School in 2011-12 ... Led Riverdale to a 38-2 record as a senior and three tournament titles, including the ESPN National High School Invitational ... Riverdale was the top-ranked team in the state of Maryland, according to MaxPreps, and finished No. 4 in the USA TODAY High School Rankings ... Was a McDonalds and WBCA All-American nominee in 2011-12 ... Also was a nominee for the Maryland Gatorade Player of the Year .. An ESPN HoopGurlz Top-100 prospect ... Ranked No. 86 in the Class of 2012 and No. 13 at the wing position, according to ESPN HoopGurlz ... Received a scouts grade of 92 ... Named Riverdale's Defensive Player of the Year in 2009-10 and in 2011-12 ... Was also a member of the Riverdale volleyball team ... Was a member of the Riverdale Baptist Praise and Worship Team and is on the Honor Roll ... Is the cousin of Tanya Hughes, who was a U.S. Olympian high jumper and was named the 1994 NCAA Women of the Year at Arizona ... Mother, Janice, played basketball at Morgan State ... She led the Bears to the 1979 AIAW East Regional Championship ... Was the high school teammate of fellow ACC players Deja Hawkins (Clemson) and Ataira Franklin (Virginia).

Personal
Full name is Kelila Nadine Atkinson (pronounced ka-LIE-la) ... Would like to be called Kay Kay Atkinson ... Born on Nov. 2, 1993 ... Daughter of Janice Atkinson and Victor Atkinson.

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