Pickett, who already owns a qualifying ACT score, thinks its time he got some attention. "I feel like I'm one of the premier point guards in my class in the country. I know that I'm not getting as much publicity as I deserve."
Pickett knows that time and impressive outings this spring and summer will be his opportunity to rise up the charts. For now, he's content with seeing a group of schools hot on his trail.
Alabama and Iowa State, according to Pickett, stepped up and offered him a scholarship. "They said ‘we would like you to play for our team' and they were offering me," Pickett said. "They came out and said it, both teams did."
A third school – Vanderbilt – is beginning to show serious interest. The Commodores recently watched Pickett and will be back out soon to crank up their recruitment another notch.
Improved from a year ago, Pickett is comfortable with the role he's playing on his high school squad and that's been a big part of his success. "Honestly, now I have to score more," Pickett said. "Four seniors left my team so I had to step up my scoring and get everyone involved."
Pickett's got big dreams but he's keeping alive the hope of one day giving a little back to the game after college. "I'm going to college for physical education," Pickett said. "If it's not basketball than I'm going to try and coach. Some way I want to be in the game of basketball. I love being around the game. I can teach kids coming up how to play the game."