Eric Atkin's to Star in Notre Dame's Backcourt
While the frontcourt comprises of 3 players already used to major minutes, the Irish backcourt will feature some faces that we haven’t seen much of until now.
We start off with the only returning starter in the Irish backcourt – point guard Eric Atkins.
Atkins is in line to become the next ND point guard to play very extensive minutes – following in the line of Chris Thomas, Chris Quinn (who literally never touched the bench his senior year), and Tory Jackson (Hansbrough and McAlarney don’t qualify as pure point guards). Atkins will have to become a much stronger playmaker and floor general since the team’s top two scorers are not adept at creating their own shot off the dribble. As the new chief signal caller in an intricate motion offense, Atkins will have to drive the lane effectively, protect the rock, create for others and increase his scoring – a tall order, but one I expect him to meet.
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