Ariel Atkins

Rank: 4

Class: 2014
Position: Guard
Height: 5-11
Hometown: Duncanville
High School: Duncanville, TX
Club Team: Cy Fair
Status: Signed
School: Texas
Schools Considered:

Ariel Atkins

2013 Battle in the Boro

Atkins has been featured on a number of write-ups since the beginning of the year. From an in-state star at this time last year, she is now considered one of the top guards in the 2014 class.  This player, already committed to Texas, continues to improve her game, most recently by showing more willingness to go right (she is left-handed.).  Offensively, she can drive, pull-up and shoot the three.  She plays strong defense on and off the ball. - Bob Corwin

2013 Boo Williams Invitational

Our Texas-based Full Court correspondent Simmie Colson has been very high on Atkins for some time but the national lists until now have not caught up with his lofty assessment of this future Longhorn player.  Atkins, who led Duncanville High School to a state championship, is well above average athletically but is also on the plus side in skills and basketball IQ.  She can shoot the three but prefers to go to the basket or take the mid-range jumper off the bounce.  On defense, she is not afraid to take charges.  As a lefty, she needs to work on attacking more going right.  Her performance in Hampton should put her in line for various all-American honors next spring assuming she stays on course. - Bob Corwin

2013 Bigtyme March Fest

I called Atkins one of the best female players I have personally seen live in my life and I’ve seen some of the very best. Atkins has continued to elevate her game the way she elevates on her shot and trust me this Texas commit can jump out of the gym. She played a huge role in Cy Fair’s early season victory against DFW T-Jack and before this season is over, I wouldn’t be surprised if she’s in the Top 20 nationally. - Simmie Colson

2012 Sandra Meadows Classic

As a freshman, I knew this young lady would play at the next level, as a sophomore it was obvious she was a D-1 player and now all bets are off on how high she can go. Atkins continues to improve each season, she can score at will yet is very unselfish, not to mention a true leader on the floor. Being named Outstanding Offensive Player of the Sandra Meadows Classic co-signs my assessment and she’s a big reason why Duncanville may go undefeated. - Simmie Colson

2012 Basketball on the Bayou

Ariel Atkins played for Duncanville, the best Texas high school team I've seen since the turn of the century. Her club team consists of this season's teammates and what Atkins has continued to do is add to her game. She has the ability to stretch the defense because she can score from anywhere on the court while also being able to take players off the dribble. - Simmie Colson


As a junior in 2012-13 she led Duncanville to an undefeated season a No. 1 national ranking and a Texas State Championship. She averaged 22 points, 8 rebounds, 8 steals and 5 assists per game.  For her efforts she was named the Texas Gatorade Player of the Year.

Previous Ranking

No. 9, Outside of Fresh 50