June 10, 2004
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. –
Tim Pickett, who earned All-America Honorable Mention honors as a senior on the Florida State men’s basketball team this past season, scored 10 points during his first game in the NBA Pre-Draft Camp at Moody Bible School in Chicago Wednesday. Pickett is one of 65 of the top basketball prospects being put through four days of workouts in preparation for the June 24th NBA Draft.
During his first game Pickett was four-of-10 from the field and two of six from 3-point range to total 10 points. He was one of five players on his team to score in double figures. Pickett also added three assists.
Pickett is one of only three players from the ACC participating in the second of two pre-draft camps sponsored by the NBA. Chris Duhon (Duke) and Marcus Melvin (NC State) are the only two other players who called the ACC home during their collegiate careers who are playing in the event. Pickett is also the only player who played his collegiate basketball in the state of Florida participating in the four-day series of workouts and games.
Said Rob Reheuser of NBA.com: “Recent talk has Pickett pushing himself into the first-round picture with strong workouts. He certainly doesn’t lack confidence. Like Desmon Farmer in Portsmouth, Pickett’s energy was apparent the moment he stepped on the floor. He didn’t shoot the ball particularly well during the course of drills, but it’s plain to see he’ll be a factor as the week goes on.”