March 10, 2003
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. –
Florida State junior guard Tim Pickett earned All-ACC second team honors as named by the Atlantic Coast Sportswriters Association. Pickett enters the 50th annual ACC Tournament as the league leader in steals and 3-point field goals made per game as well ranking in the top 15 in six other conference statistical categories.
It marked the first honor of its kind for Pickett who is playing his first season in the ACC as a member of the Seminoles.
Pickett is the first Florida State player to earn All-ACC honors (above honorable mention) since the 1999-00 season when Ron Hale and Damous Anderson earned All-ACC third team honors. Pickett is the second Seminole junior college player in two years to earn All-ACC honors. Guard Monte Cummings earned All-ACC honorable mention honors last season. Pickett is the first Seminole to earn All-ACC second-team honors since James Collins in 1997.
Sam Cassell, another junior college transfer to star for the Seminoles, earned All-ACC second team honors in 1992 and 1993. A total of nine Florida State players have earned All-ACC honors 16 times since the Seminoles joined the ACC for the start of the 1991-92 season.
All-ACC 1st Team All-ACC 2nd Team
Josh Howard, Wake Forest Drew Nicholas, Maryland
Julius Hodge, NC State Chris Bosh, Georgia Tech
Stave Blake, Maryland Travis Watson, Virginia
Dahnte Jones, Duke Tim Pickett, Florida State
Edward Scott, Clemson Vytas Danelius, Wake Forest
All-ACC Third Team
J.J. Redick, Duke
Chris Duhon, Duke
Ryan Randle, Maryland
Raymond Felton, North Carolina
B.J. Elder, Georgia Tech