Jon Atkins
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    Jon Atkins

    Hometown:
    Las Vegas, NV

    High School:
    Trinity Christian

    Last College:
    USAFA Prep School

    Height / Weight:
    6-3 / 180

    Position:
    Guard

    2008-09 (Freshman)

    Appeared in 12 games ... scored first points of his career vs. Norfolk State, finished game with seven ... shot 2-for-2 from three-point range against the Spartans ... career-high four rebounds vs. Utah ... played career-high 21 minutes at New Mexico ... dished out career-best two assists vs. the Lobos.

    Before Air Force

    Three-year letterwinner in basketball ... three-time team MVP and first-team all-conference selection ... set new state record for most points (46) in a Class A state championship game as a senior, leading Trinity to a 61-59 victory ... McDonald's All-American nominee ... attended and played basketball at the USAFA Prep School ... finished fourth on the team in scoring (9 ppg) and second in assists and steals ... high school basketball coach was Greg Harton.

    Personal

    Parents are James and Karen Atkins ... has one sister, Ilana (21) ... planning to major in management ... nickname is "LightBright" ... completed Global Engagement last summer ... also took two academic classes (calculus and computer science) ... hobbies include drawing, watching movies and hanging out with his friends ... active in his squadron as the athletic clerk ... favorite foods are cheeseburgers and chicken fingers ... favorite movie is Training Day ... favorite TV show is The Dave Chapelle Show ... favorite book is The Tao of Muhammad Ali ... favorite musical groups include Gorilla Zoe and Michael Jackson ... person in history he would most like to meet is Malcolm X ... greatest moment in sports was winning the high school state championship with his best friend ... credits his father with the biggest influence on his sports career ... member of cadet squadron 39.

    Inside Men's Basketball