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UAlbany's Clark, Siena's Pickett nominated for men's basketball award

UAlbany's Clark, Siena's Pickett nominated for men's basketball award

Both named to Lou Henson watch list
UAlbany's Clark, Siena's Pickett nominated for men's basketball award
Ahmad Clark, left, and Jalen Pickett.
Photographer: Erica Miller

​Guards on both Capital Region Division I men’s basketball teams were named this week to the 2019-20 Lou Henson Award preseason watch list, an award that recognizes the nation’s top mid-major player.

Senior Ahmad Clark earned that honor from UAlbany, while Siena sophomore Jalen Pickett also became a nominee. In all, 50 players were named to the award’s initial watch list.

Clark was a third-team all-conference player last season in the America East. Clark averaged 15.7 points, 4.3 rebounds, 4.3 assists and 2.0 steals per game last season.

Pickett was a first-team all-conference selection last season in the MAAC, as well as the league’s rookie of the year. In Siena’s season-opening 96-80 win against American, Pickett had 22 points, five rebounds and four assists.

UAlbany opens its season Saturday vs. Lehigh, while Siena next plays Friday at Xavier.​​​

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