Pickett also considered the Maryland Terrapins after the Ole Miss Rebels released him from his letter of intent July 14, as he requested.
Pickett is a major score for a Georgetown team in transition under new head coach Patrick Ewing.
According to Scout, Pickett is the 54th-ranked player overall and 15th-ranked small forward among 2017 recruits. He also graded out as the No. 1 small forward in Virginia.
Watching the 6'9", 215-pound swingman, it's impossible not to marvel at his length.
Not only does Pickett's mammoth wingspan allow him to easily finish over and around defenders when he puts the ball on the deck, it also makes him a potential defensive wrecking ball on the perimeter.
As well, Pickett stands out thanks to stellar court vision and a relatively smooth stroke that only needs minor tweaking.
The Hoyas now have two incoming 4-star swingmen after the Hoyas nabbed a commitment from 6'7" small forward Antwan Walker.
Asking them to change the complexion of a program that has missed the NCAA tournament two years running would be unfair, but the Hoyas should be excited about the prospect of playing a more exciting up-and-down brand of ball next season with Pickett and Walker waiting in the wings.