It is so awesome to see our local basketball guys getting drafted and going to the NBA.  Both Andre Jackson Jr and Jalen Pickett got selected early on in the second round.  Pickett who played at Siena for three years got selected 32nd overall by the defending NBA champion Denver Nuggets.  What a situation to wind up in if you are Pickett.  He had a great season at Penn State this year which obviously helped his case.  Below is my quick take on this from the Times Union:

When Jalen Pickett was at Siena for three seasons starting in 2018, he always felt like he could play at the next level and that could lead to a shot in the NBA. Pickett was not wrong on either account, after being drafted in the second round by the defending champion Denver Nuggets. The way he performed in the Big Ten conference at Penn State got him the national exposure he was looking for and needed, and the rest is history. Sometimes leaving a school that you committed to works out. Looking back Pickett made the right decision leaving Loudonville, but who knew that he would become one of the best players in the Big Ten. Now let's see if Pickett can make a name for himself in Denver.

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Jalen Pickett and Coach Carm

MJ and I had on Harrison Wind who covers the Denver Nuggets earlier this morning right here on Big Board Sports.  he likes Jalen Pickett and is optimistic he will make the team and get some quality playing time.  Below is our full interview with him.

Jalen Pickett doesn't play like a true guard he backs you in old school style down low.  I love watching him play and wish him nothing but the best and know he will have an awesome career.

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