April 22, 2004
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. –
Florida State senior All-America Honorable Mention selection Tim Pickett finished his senior season ranked third in the nation with 110 3-point field goals made, tied for ninth in total steals with 82, 10th with a 3.3 3-point field goals made per game average and 18th with a 2.5 steals per game average. Pickett was one of only two players nationally to rank in the top 10 in steals and 3-points shots made during the 2003-04 season.
Pickett led the Seminoles to the second round of the NIT and earned All-ACC First-Team honors as a senior, came within five 3-point shots of tying the single-season school record of 115 set by George McCloud in 1989. Pickett was one of only seven players in the nation to make 100 or more 3-point shots during the season. He finished his career ranked fourth in school history with 194 shots made from long range in for a 3.1 made per game average – also a school record.
Pickett made a single-game career-high six 3-point shots a total of five times during his senior season including a half dozen against national finalist Georgia Tech on Feb. 3, 2004. He shot .470 (eight of 17) from 3-point range in two games against the Yellow Jackets this season. Pickett finished fourth in the ACC in scoring with a 16.5 points per game average and led the ACC in 3-point field goals made and 3-point field goals made per game.
Pickett earned 82 steals and averaged 2.5 steals per game during Florida State’s 33-game season in 2003-04. His 82 steals tied his own total from his junior season as the second-best total in school history. Only Sam Cassell, a current NBA All-Star with the Minnesota Timberwolves, has earned more steals in a single season (97 during the 1993 season) than Pickett during both of the last two seasons.
Pickett finished his career in a tie for second with NC State’s Chris Corchiani on the all-time ACC career steals list with a 2.64 steals per game average. Johnny Rhodes of Maryland is the all-time ACC leader with a 2.82 spg average with 344 steals in 122 games (1993-96). Pickett ranks seventh in school history with 164 steals.