Picott Named Mercer County Basketball HOF


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Houston Cougar Women’s Basketball Assistant Coach Vicky Picott will be inducted into the Mercer County Basketball Hall of Fame, as a member of the inaugural class, the organization announced recently.

During her playing career, Picott left a lasting legacy at Rutgers, graduating in 1992 ranked fourth in school history in points (1,792), third in rebounds (1,029) and fifth in steals. In 1988, Picott was named Atlantic-10 Freshman of the Year, while earning a starting role she would carry throughout the next four seasons.

Following her senior season, Picott was named New Jersey Sports Writers Association Player of the Year as well as a District II Regional All-American. On April 26, 1998 Picott was inducted into the Rutgers Hall of Fame.

After her stellar career at Rutgers, Picott was selected to two Olympic Festival Teams in 1987 and 1989 and played for the Junior World Championship team that won a Gold Medal in Saw Paulo, Brazil. From there Picott began a career in the Women’s Professional Basketball Association in Luxembourg where her team, Etzella advanced to the Luxembourg Cup Championship.

Picott began her basketball career in Mercer County at Hightstown High School in New Jersey, where she left her legacy as one of the best players to don the Ram’s blue and white uniforms.

The Mercer County Basketball Hall of Fame induction will be held Sunday, March 18 at 4 p.m., at Mercer Oaks in West Windsor Township, N.J.