October 5, 2010

Return trip to UVa is a big success for Atkins

It was just more than two weeks ago that Bethesda (Md.) Landon School power forward Darion Atkins picked Virginia over Notre Dame.

It wasn't an easy decision at the time for the 6-foot-8, 210-pounder, as he had been to South Bend on an official visit and spent quality time with the Fighting Irish players, an experience he didn't have at UVa before making his choice.

Still, Atkins picked the Cavaliers, and this past weekend he had the chance to spend some quality time with his future teammates.

The talented and athletic big man took a pair of one-day unofficial visits to Virginia before making his college decision, but this past weekend he returned to Charlottesville for an official visit.

And the weekend turned out to be everything Atkins had hoped for and more.

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