Undefeated and Nationally Ranked Notre Dame Getting Stability from Atkins


Entering the college basketball season, Notre Dame knew that the primary issue was “who’s going to run the point?” with Tory Jackson, the second leading assist man in school history, graduated.

“You go right into the issue of Tory Jackson leaving the building, you had the ball in his hands 38 minutes a game and you didn’t have to worry, and the toughness factor, and maybe more than anything how he led and helped me manage the locker room,” Head Coach Mike Brey said at Media Day.

Whoever takes over though had one advantage going for them.

“Trying to stay old with the guys who are on the floor for us is very important and we managed our roster to try and be that with red-shirts and transfers and bringing guys along earlier in their careers,” Brey continued.

What about Eric Atkins, the highly heralded freshman from Baltimore?

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