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Phineas Atchison
23  Phineas Atchison

Greenville, Ill.

High School:
Greenville HS

Last College:
Central Florida CC

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 170



  • Voted to the 2000-01 Big 12 All-Bench Team

A solid perimeter player who was one of the top three-point threats in the Big 12 last season...quick off the dribble and can catch and shoot...saw most of his action at the off-guard position last season...the Wildcats? leading returning scorer from a year ago (11.7 points per game).

2000-01 (Junior): A member of the Big 12?s All-Bench team...became Wildcats? ?Super Sub? after starting first six games of the season...averaged 25.9 minutes per game, fourth-best on the team...led the team and ranked 26th in the Big 12 in scoring with an 11.7 point-per-game average...scored in double figures in 18 games including a stretch of six straight contests (12/16/00 - 1/10/01)...led the Wildcats in free throw shooting percentage (.789/60 of 76, 9th in Big 12) and three-point shooting percentage (.405/47 of 116, 9th in Big 12)...led team with 47 three-point field goals...posted a career-high 28 points at Kansas (1/27/01)...also scored 23 points at Wichita State (11/21/00) while hitting 5-of-10 from three-point range and 7-of-18 from the floor...played all 45 minutes in an overtime victory over Tennessee State (11/28/00)...hit the game-tying three-pointer in regulation and game-winning jumper in overtime in that game...scored 16 points (7 of 10 FGs) and dished out three assists in the Wildcats? upset win over Missouri (1/16/01)...followed that up with seven points and a career-high eight rebounds vs. Oklahoma (1/20/01)...missed only one game during the season (shoulder injury vs. Texas A&M, 1/6/01).

Junior college: A two-year starter for Central Florida Community College...started at both guard positions during his two-year stint in Ocala, Fla...averaged 12.8 points, 2.2 rebounds and 2.2 assists as a sophomore...named a Mid-Florida Conference selection that season...led the Patriots to a 20-8 record in 1999 and the Mid-Florida Conference title...shot 56.2 percent from the field and 54.5 percent from beyond the arc in his career...coach by former Wichita State head coach Gene Smithson.

High School: Led Greenville (Ill.) High to its first regional title in 30 years...tabbed a second team all-state selection by the Illinois State Coaches Association after averaging 22.4 points and 5.1 rebounds as a senior...named an honorable mention all-state pick by the Associated Press...scored 1,547 points during his prep career, including a career-high 44 as a senior...reached double-figures in scoring for 50 consecutive games...two-time all-conference selection and a three-year starter for the Comets...also lettered in track and field and golf at Greenville High...coached by George Grubbs.

Personal: Full name is Phineas Anthony Atchison...nickname is Tony...born June 21, 1980 in Greenville, Ill...parents are Phineas and Mary Atchison...has two brothers (Fred, 30; Derek, 11) and three sisters (Stephanie, 27; Latisha, 16: Kesha, 23)...serves as the team barber...the former standout high school golfer maintains a four handicap.

2000-01 Season Highs

  • Points 28, at Kansas (1/27/01)
  • Rebounds 8, Oklahoma (1/20/01)
  • Field Goals 10, at Kansas (1/27/01)
  • Field Goal Att. 19, at Kansas (1/27/01)
  • 3-point FG 5, at Wichita State (11/21/00)
  • 3-point FG Att. 10, at Wichita State (11/21/00)
  • Free Throws 8, Iowa (12/23/00)
  • Free Throws Att. 11, Iowa (12/23/00)
  • Assists 3, Missouri (1/16/01)
  • Blocks 1, at Ole Miss (12/5/00)
  • Steals 3, Texas-Pan American (1/2/01)
  • Minutes 45, Tennessee State (11/28/00)

Career Highs

  • Points Same
  • Rebounds Same
  • Field Goals Same
  • Field Goal Att. Same
  • 3-point FG Same
  • 3-point FG Att. Same
  • Free Throws Same
  • Free Throws Att. Same
  • Assists Same
  • Blocks Same
  • Steals Same
  • Minutes Same
Atchison: Career Statistics
2000-0128-6724 -25.9 110-285.38647-116.40560-76.78913-50-632.3450215111232711.7

Atchison: 2000-2001 Game-by-Game Statistics

TEXAS-SAN ANTONIO 11-18-00*275-101-53-41122.0301011414.0
at Wichita State 11-21-00*318-175-102-21232.5412002318.5
TENNESSEE STATE 11-28-00*455-141-43-30222.3112011417.0
ILLINOIS 12-02-00*292-81-42-20112.031500714.5
at Ole Miss 12-05-00*293-101-10-00001.611310713.0
at OLD DOMINION 12-09-00*312-120-30-00331.802000411.5
EASTERN WASHINGTON 12-16-00244-101-21-11121.9211011011.3
HAMPTON12-20-00 237-103-41-20332.0103001812.1
IOWA 12-23-00214-81-28-111011.9322001712.7
at Memphis 12-30-00275-131-47.80442.1004011813.2
TEXAS-PAN AMERICAN 01-02-01316-134-82-20001.9100031813.6
at Texas A&M 01-06-01injured - did not play
at Texas 01-10-01243-93-62-40111.8321021113.4
BAYLOR 01-13-01283-113-80-01342.020300913.1
MISSOURI 01-16-01257-102-30-01232.1131001613.3
OKLAHOMA 01-20-01332-80-23-41782.500200712.9
at Kansas 01-27-013210-193-65-60112.4415002813.8
NEBRASKA 01-30-01273-113-41-20222.4012001013.6
at Iowa State 02-03-01182-70-20-01122.320200413.1
at Missouri 02-07-01243-71-20-00222.321100712.7
COLORADO 02-10-01 254-73-61-21232.4400001212.7
at Nebraska 02-14-01221-51-20-00112.312000312.2
TEXAS TECH 02-18-01224-71-23-41122.3001001212.2
IOWA STATE 02-21-01223-133-64-40442.3202001312.3
at Oklahoma State 02-24-01214-122-70-01342.4212001012.2
KANSAS 02-28-01241-90-54-61012.411100611.9
at Colorado 03-03-01174-70-03-41122.3002011111.9
vs Nebraska 03-08-01 152-80-31-10002.310101511.6
vs Kansas 03-09-01273-103-54-40222.3102011311.7