Paul Atkinson Jr.

Updated on 6/26/22.  Written by Alan Lu.
2022 Rankings were finalized on 6/23/22.

Height: 6-9
Weight: 225
College: Notre Dame
Classification: Fifth-Year Senior
Birthdate: 3/27/1999

Projected Draft Range: 2nd Round to Undrafted

Pros:

Solid low post scorer
Adequate scorer off the dribble
Excels at scoring on off-ball motion plays
Adequate playmaker for his size
Adequate defender
Above average athlete
Solid motor

Cons:

Needs to improve his face-up game
Must extend his shooting range
Can be too passive on offense
Not an elite rebounder
Not an elite shot blocker
Can struggle to guard more athletic players
Not an elite athlete

Summary:

Paul Atkinson Jr. is a tall, mobile big man that thrives at scoring in the post and making hustle plays to help his team on the court.  He helped lead Notre Dame to get to the 2022 NCAA Tournament, and he played very well in the First Four to lead them to get the double overtime win over Rutgers.  Currently, he projects to be a borderline second round candidate in the 2022 draft.

Links:
RealGM Profile
NBADraft.Net Profile
Notre Dame’s Basketball Bio

Games Scouted:
12/11/21 Notre Dame vs. Kentucky
3/16/22 Notre Dame vs. Rutgers

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