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Siena basketball's Pickett earns mid-major All-America selection

Siena basketball's Pickett earns mid-major All-America selection

Another day, another honor for the Saints' star
Siena basketball's Pickett earns mid-major All-America selection
Jalen Pickett, right, picked up another honor Wednesday.
Photographer: Gazette file photo

​LOUDONVILLE — Siena men’s basketball sophomore Jalen Pickett was named Wednesday to the 2019-20 Lou Henson All-America Team, which honors the nation’s best mid-major players.

Pickett, the reigning MAAC Player of the Year who led the Saints this year to their first MAAC championship since 2010, averaged 15.1 points, 4.6 rebounds and six assists per game in his second season at Siena. On Monday, the 6-foot-4 guard was named as a repeat selection to the National Association of Basketball Coaches Division I All-District 1 First Team.

William & Mary’s Nathan Knight won this season’s Lou Henson Award, which recognizes the nation’s top mid-major player.

Players on teams from the following conferences are eligible for recognition: America East, Atlantic Sun, Big Sky, Big South, Big West, Colonial, Great West, Horizon, Independents, Ivy, Metro Atlantic, Mid-American, Mid-Eastern, Missouri Valley, Northeast, Ohio Valley, Patriot, Southern, Southland, Southwestern, Summit, Sun Belt, West Coast.​​​

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