March 8, 2004
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. –
Florida State University senior Tim Pickett, who ranks first in the conference in 3-point field goals made (98), second in steals (75) and fifth in scoring (16.3), was named to the All-Atlantic Coast Conference First-Team as voted on by the Atlantic Coast Sports Media Association. Pickett finished third in the voting and is the second player in Seminole men’s basketball history to earn All-ACC First-Team honors. Bob Sura, currently a nine-year pro playing with the Atlanta Hawks of the NBA, was the first Florida State player to earn the honor in 1994.
Pickett is joined on the All-ACC First-Team by Rashad McCants of North Carolina, Julius Hodge of NC State, Chris Duhon of Duke and Justin Gray of Wake Forest. It marks the second consecutive season Pickett has earned All-ACC honors; he was an All-ACC Second-Team selection as a junior last season.
“I just tried to play to my fullest potential and make my teammates better as well,” said Pickett. It’s a great honor and what I have been dreaming about since I got here. Now that I have accomplished it, I feel like I can keep getting better. I see that I’m still getting better and I am going to keep pushing myself to get better.”
Pickett will lead Florida State into the 51st Annual ACC Tournament Friday night at 7 p.m. against 17th-ranked NC State as the Seminoles look to defeat a top-25 ranked team for the fifth time this season.
Pickett is looking to become only the ninth player in school history to score 1,000 or more career points during the first two years of his Seminole career and enters the ACC Tournament with a 2.66 steals per game average for his 59-game Seminole career. His steals per game average is the all-time Seminole record and ranks second in ACC history.
In addition, Pickett has made more 3-point field goals (182) in the last two years than but three players in school history. Pickett ranks fourth in school history in career 3-point shots made and sits behind only James Collins (255 career 3-point shots made in four years and 112 games), Bob Sura (214 in four years and 119 games) and George McCloud (201 in four years and 117 games).