3 Josh Atkinson
3 Josh Atkinson
Height: 6-3
Weight: 195
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Tulsa, Okla.
Position: G
Previous School: East Central HS

Birthdate: 12/16/80

Parents: Steve Atkinson, Sherry Doss

Sister: Emily Doss (9)

Wife: Kristin (Brady)

Son: Brady (2)

Major: Marketing / P.R.

OUTLOOK - Has proven to be one of the Mid-Con's top 3-point gunners

in each of his past two seasons ... Outstanding athletic ability enables him to play

inside and outside ... A career 40.1 percent 3-point shooter (140-of-349) ... Enters

the season sixth on the school's all-time list with 140 career 3-pointers ... Trying to

become only the third ORU player to make 200 career 3-pointers at the Division I level ...

Needs to score 252 points (9.3 avg. over 27 games) to become just the 23rd player in school

history to reach the 1,000-point plateau.

REDSHIRT JUNIOR (2002-03) - Started all 28 games and finished fourth on the team

with 9.6 points per game ... One of the top 3-point shooters in the Mid-Con, hitting 44.4

percent (68-153) of his long-range attempts to rank third... That percentage was the fifth-

best single-season performance ever recorded by an ORU player... Would have ranked in

the nation's top 20 in 3-point percentage if he had made two more attempts... Season-

Highs of 22 points, eight field goals made and 35 minutes played in home win over

Western Illinois (2/27/03) ... Tied his career-high of six 3-pointers (in 10 attempts) in that

game against the Leathernecks ... Had 11 double-figure scoring games overall, including

a 20-point (6-9 3-pointers), career-high 8-rebound effort to lead ORU past Mississippi

Valley State on the road (12/7/02) ... Also buried five 3-pointers in wins over SMU

(12/4/02) and Southern Utah (2/8/03).

JUNIOR (2001-02) - Redshirt. Had surgery over the summer to repair

cartilage damage in both knees.

SOPHOMORE (2000-01) - Played in all 29 games, making 23 starts... Court time doubled

from the previous season (30.4 mpg compared to 15.1 mpg as a freshman)... Finished second on

the team in scoring (11.6) and led the squad in 3-pointers made (53) ... Hit three 3-pointers

and tallied 18 points to help lead ORU to a 73-70 upset over Youngstown State in the first

round of the Mid-Con Tournament... Finished the season ranked third in the Mid-Con in 3-pt FG%

(53-of-125, .424), a mark that was the seventh-best in school history ... Also ninth in the

Mid-Con in 3-pt FG's made per game (1.83) ... Career-high 34 points came in 100-98 overtime

loss to Texas Tech (Dec. 21) ... Scored 26 of those 34 points in the first half ... Overall,

hit 10-of-19 shots from the field and tied his career-high of five 3-point field goals against

the Red Raiders ... Those five treys equaled the best he set in a 60-56 loss to Southern Utah

on Nov. 30, 2000 ... Also added a career-high 6 assists in that game vs. the T-Birds ... Hit

8-of-9 FG and scored 19 points to help ORU post an 87-83 upset of Big 12 foe Nebraska in the

season-opener ... Posted 21 points in 78-72 home loss to IUPUI on Jan. 18 ... Scored in

double-figures 16 times, including seven of first eight games and nine of first 11 ... Averaged

9.6 ppg vs. Mid-Con foes during the regular season ... Averaged 15 points and shot 50% --

30-of-60 -- from 3- point range in November and December.

FRESHMAN (1999-00) - Appeared in 25 games, one as a starter ... Was pulled out of

redshirt before the sixth game of the season ... Averaged 5.8 points and 1.8 rebounds in

15.1 minutes per game ... Was a solid free-throw shooter (.773) ... First collegiate

appearance came at home against Valparaiso on 12/2/99 ... Scored 14 points against the

Crusaders in 25 minutes of action ... Hit 5-for-10 from the field, including 3-for-5 from

behind the three-point arc ... Scored a career-high 16 against Cal State Northridge on

12/6/99 ... Hit 5-for-10 from the field, 3-for-4 from three-point range and 3-for-3 from the

free throw line in 19 minutes against the Matadors ... Scored double figures in back-to-

back games in mid-January ... Scored 13 points against Texas Pan America in 22 minutes

on 1/15/00 ... Followed it up with 13 points in 19 minutes against Oakland on 1/20/00 ...

Earned the first start of his career against Western Illinois on 2/5/00 ... Scored 11 points

in 28 minutes on 5-for-10 shooting from the field ... Averaged 5.3 points, 1.6 rebounds

and 14.4 minutes per game in conference action.

HIGH SCHOOL - A four-year letterman at Tulsa East Central under head

coach Mick Wilson ... Voted as a captain by his teammates his senior year ...

Averaged 20 points and eight rebounds in his final season at East Central ... Earned first team

all-metro and first team all-conference honors after his senior year ... Garnered OBCA and

Tulsa World All-State accolades ... Led the conference in scoring.