Ariel Atkins facts for kids
Atkins in August 2018
|No. 7 – Washington Mystics|
|Born||July 30, 1996
|High school||Duncanville (Duncanville, Texas)|
|Listed height||5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)|
|Listed weight||167 lb (76 kg)|
|NBA Draft||2018 / Round: 1 / Pick: 7th overall|
|Selected by the Washington Mystics|
|2018–2019||InvestInTheWest ENEA Gorzów|
|2020||Elazığ İl Özel İdarespor|
|Career highlights and awards|
Ariel Atkins (born July 30, 1996) is an American professional basketball player for the Washington Mystics of the Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA). After a four-year college career with the Texas Longhorns, Atkins was drafted 7th overall by the Washington Mystics in 2018 and helped them reach the WNBA Finals. She then spent the 2018–19 season in Poland with InvestInTheWest ENEA Gorzów Wielkopolski. In 2019, she won a WNBA Championship with the Washington Mystics. For the 2019–20 WNBA off-season, she signed with an Australian team, the Perth Lynx.
At the 2018 WNBA draft, Atkins was drafted by the Washington Mystics in the first round, as the seventh overall pick. Atkins would join a Mystics line-up alongside players such as Elena Delle Donne, Kristi Toliver & Natasha Cloud. In August 2018, Atkins was named to the All-Defensive Second Team in her debut season. Later in September 2018, Atkins was also named to the All-Rookie Team.
On October 10, 2019, Atkins and the Mystics took home their first WNBA Championship after defeating the Connecticut Sun, 3–2. In September 2020, Atkins was named to the All-Defensive Second Team for the third time in her three career seasons.
|GP||Games played||GS||Games started||MPG||Minutes per game||RPG||Rebounds per game|
|APG||Assists per game||SPG||Steals per game||BPG||Blocks per game||PPG||Points per game|
|TO||Turnovers per game||FG%||Field-goal percentage||3P%||3-point field-goal percentage||FT%||Free-throw percentage|
|Bold||Career high||°||League leader|
|Career||3 years, 1 team||84||79||25.5||.428||.372||.845||2.7||2.1||1.5||0.4||1.4||11.8|
|Career||3 years, 1 team||19||19||24.5||.434||.365||.896||3.2||2.2||1.1||0.1||1.0||11.4|
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