Thursday, January 26, 2012

Denver Post: Put In Pickert

[above] DU Senior guard Alex Pickett is very familiar with DU's bench
by Irv Moss

Alex Pickert's story throughout his career at DU probably is similar to many other in college basketball. He walked on as a freshman in 2008-09 and was part manager and part practice player. He came out of high school as an MVP in his league on the California coast. He could have gone to a smaller program and probably been a star.

He has played in 15 games in four years, chalked up 31 minutes of playing time, has 10 total points and picked up his first career assist 11 days ago.

Even with his sparse play, Pickert has become a symbol for the DU fans. Head coach Joe Scott says he can count on hearing "Put Pickert in" as games move along. One fan has put together a big placard showing a photograph of Pickert's face. Scott can't miss it when he looks at the student section [read entire article].

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Pios thumped Ark State tonight 66-52 with 7,000+ the third largest hoops crowd in Magness history.

The city of Denver is starting to catch on to DU hoops and they go to 16-5....

Good atmosphere....