The 6-foot-2 junior post player led the Bengals to a 21-3 record and a second straight Class AA state championship this past season. Pickens averaged 15.0 points, 11.9 rebounds, 2.8 steals, 2.0 assists and 2.0 blocks per game. A 2016-17 Great Falls Tribune Super State selection and a First Team Class AA All-State honoree, she is rated as the nation’s No. 59 recruit in the Class of 2019 by espnW.
Pickens has maintained a 3.75 GPA in the classroom. She has made a verbal commitment to play basketball on scholarship at the University of Montana beginning in the fall of 2019.
Also an All-State volleyball and softball player, Pickens has volunteered locally as part of fundraising campaigns to benefit both cancer and mental health research. She has also donated her time as an elementary school teacher’s aide and as a youth sports coach.