Rico Pickett to Have Enormous Impact on Manhattan Jaspers Basketball

Posted by Ari Kramer on August-21-2009 Add Comments

Evan Turner. James Johnson. Jeff Teague. Chris Wright. Robbie Hummel. Talor Battle.

For what ESPN's recruiting rankings are worth, the aforementioned collegiate studs were placed lower than Manhattan-bound Rico Pickett in the ESPNU Top 100 recruits of 2007.

Rated a 96 and ranked as the 46th-best player in his class, Pickett accepted a scholarship from Alabama and started in 20 of 29 contests as a freshman before being suspended indefinitely due to classroom issues. Prior to the suspension, Pickett averaged 5.9 points and 3.3 assists per game.

The point guard left Alabama for Miami-Dade Junior College in Florida after his first year, and led the school to be one of the premier Juco teams in the nation. Wanting to...

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