22 - Stephen Atkinson
Stephen Atkinson
Height: 6-6
Weight: 190
Year: So.
Hometown: Benton, Ky.
High School: Marshall County HS
Position: Forward

2011-12: Appeared in all 30 games for the Lions as a true freshman averaging 9.0 minutes per game ... averaged 2.1 points, 1.8 rebounds and 0.4 assists per game ... Hit 26 of 66 from the field which was good for a .394 shooting percentage ... was 7 of 25 from the three-point stripe on the year, including going 2 for 3 in a 89-43 win over Truman ... had a season-high 14 points over Truman ... had a season-high six rebounds vs Avila (Mo.) ...

Prior to Southern: Atkinson played for coach Gus Gillespie at Marshall County High School and helped the Marshalls to a 28-7 record his senior season, a district and regional championship and a spot in the State Elite Eight ... He averaged 19 points and ten rebounds, while shooting 50 percent from the field, 38 percent from long-range and 80 percent from the free-throw line ... He was the District and Region MVP and scored over 1,000 points in his career ... He was the Paducah Sun Purchase Region One Player of the Year and was the Froggyland Sports Player of the Year. 

Personal: Stephen is the son of Susan and David Atkinson and is a business major at Southern.