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3 Rico Pickett

2008-2009 (at Miami Dade CC): Played 27 games, averaged 17.3 points, 4.6 assists and 2.0 steals helping the Sharks to a 26-2 record and 2008-09 Southern Conference Championship... named First Team All-Conference... selected to FCCAA All-State Team... earned FCCAA Player of the Week honors on Feb. 3... finished season ranked in top-15 of FCCAA Region 8 in scoring (ninth), steals (13th) and assists (14th).

2007-2008 (at Alabama): Started 20 of 29 games... averaged 5.9 points, 3.3 assists and 1.2 rebounds... started collegiate debut in season opener versus Troy (11/9)... became only the fourth true freshman at Alabama to start at point guard in his first game and the season opener, joining Ennis Whatley (1982), Mo Williams (2002), and Ronald Steele (2005).

BEFORE MANHATTAN: 2007 Alabama vs. Mississippi All-Star... scored 14 points and dished out eight assists in 2007 Alabama vs. Mississippi All-Star game... graduated Decatur High's all-time scoring leader... set Region 8 scoring record with 42 points in a 2007 game against Muscle Shoals... averaged 18.7 points, 4.7 rebounds and 6.5 assists for Decatur in 2007... helped lead Decatur, coached by Jamie Lee, to a 27-6 record in 2007, won the Region 8 championship and advanced to the state's Final Four... selected to the 2007 Final Four All-Tournament Team... 2007 5A Player of the Year... 2006 North/South MVP... 2007 First Team All-State and Second Team All-State in 2006... Averaged 16 points, four assists and four rebounds as a junior at Decatur in 2006... 2006 Birmingham News Player of the Year... ranked no. 48 on's Hot 100 Seniors list in the Class of 2007 in September 2006... ranked seventh overall point guard in a national recruiting service... attended Nike Players Association Top 100 Camp in June 2006... played AAU ball for Southeast Elite and Alabama Lazers.

PERSONAL: Born June 17, 1989... son of Enrico Pickett and Doris Hall... has two brothers, Draylin and Julius, and two sisters, Andreia and Brianna.

Position: Guard
Height: 6'4"
Weight: 185
Year: Junior
Hometown: Decatur, Ala.
High School: Decatur/Alabama/Miami Dade CC
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