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#2 Willie Atwood
Position: Forward
Height: 6'8"
Weight: 220
Year: Junior
Hometown: Memphis, Tenn.
High School: Melrose
Other College: Connors State
Other College Coach: Bill Muse
Experience: Junior College

CAREER OVERIEW: 

  • An athletic forward who can play a mixture of the 3 and 4 spots and you can CLICK HERE to read about what Connors State had to say about him when he signed as a Sun Devil.

  • Averaged 20.8 points and 9.0 rebounds per game last season, while also making 20 steals and eight blocks.

  • “Willie is just a special kid. He took us to the national tournament as a freshman and won the conference as a sophomore. We won a lot of games with Willie but he has also done a lot for this college, the faculty and the staff who have enjoyed his personality. He has been a high-class student and citizen who has worked very hard to improve his game. He has come a long way from high school where he didn’t have many recruiting options to where he is today from this program. Willie fits Arizona State and that conference — Connors State Head Coach Bill Muse.

CONNORS STATE COLLEGE (2012-14):

  • The 6-8 Atwood put up serious digits en route to third-team All-America honors and was the Oklahoma Collegiate Athletic Conference and Region II Player of the Year.

  • Led the Cowboys to a 23-7 season record in 2013-14, and was named to the Region II All-Tournament team.

  • Was Cowboy head coach Bill Muse’s 14th junior college All-American during his 22-year coaching stint at Connors State.

  • Scored 953 points to average 15.6 points per game over two seasons.

  • In sophomore season (2013-14), Atwood had 11 double-doubles and scored a career-high 41 points against Independence Community College.

  • Shot .576 from the floor and was 270-of-349 for 77.4 percent at the free throw line, while pulling down nine caroms per game.

BACKGROUND:

  • Willie Atwood is the son of Keisha London and Willie Atwood Sr.  He took official visits to Florida State and Iowa in spring of 2014 before settling on Tempe as his home. 

 

 

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