The Siena Saints Men's Basketball season has yet to tip off but one Saint is already caught the attention of not one but TWO major awards. Junior guard Jalen Pickett will be on a shortlist of NCAA men's basketball players under consideration for the Lute Olsen and Lou Henson Awards both honoring the nation's top players.
The Siena Saints have had a great year and the MAAC tournament hasn't even started yet. The Saints won the regular season MAAC title on their way to the top seed and a bye in the tourney and now they have the MAAC player of the year. Jalen Pickett is not only a unanimous selection to the All-MAAC first team but he is also the 2019-2020 MAAC Player of the Year.
The Siena Saints first season under Coach Carmen Maciariello has been better than any of us could of hoped so far. The Saints have won the MAAC regular season title and will enter the MAAC tournament as the top seed. Now three Saints have been named All MAAC selections. Manny Camper and Jalen Pickett have both been named First Team All-MAAC selections, while Elijah Burns was selected to the Second Team.
The Siena Saints are preparing to fly to California to face Cal Poly on Saturday but he still made time to talk to Levack and Goz. The Coach Carm era is under way and so far so good. The Saints are off to a 2 - 4 start but you can see a smart hard playing team with a coach that doesn't hide from the hard questions.
It's been a busy few weeks for the new Siena Men's Basketball Coach, Jamion Christian. Since accepting the job with the Saints Christian has gotten married, gone on his Honeymoon, spoke at his introductory press conference and began recruiting. Good news is the recruiting seems to be going well with two recruits already agreeing to come to Siena.