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Kelila Atkinson
Kelila Atkinson

Class:
RS Sophomore

Hometown:
Woodbridge, Va.

High School:
Riverdale Baptist

Height:
5-10

Position:
Guard

Birthdate:
11/02/1993

03/02/2014

Wake Forest Falls on Senior Day To Syracuse 64-54

Dearica Hamby sets the school-record for double-doubles in a season

02/27/2014

Strong Finish Pushes #7 Duke Past Wake Forest 71-56

Junior Dearica Hamby finished with 20 points and eight rebounds

02/20/2014

Wake Forest Falls To No. 2 Notre Dame 86-61

Freshman Jill Brunori notched her first-career double-double

01/11/2014

Deacons Host No. 20 NC State In First of Two Meetings This Season

The teams have split the season series each of the last four years

01/09/2014

Wake Forest Drops 76-49 Decision To No. 6 Maryland

Junior Dearica Hamby scored 20 points and grabbed nine rebounds

02/20/2014

Wake Forest vs. Notre Dame 2-20-14

Wake Forest vs. Notre Dame 2-20-14


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 and 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 UNC Wilmington (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 in her first game 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 remained of the year.

Background
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 ... 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).

 

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