UCLA -- Adds inside scoring and a defensive presence in the middle ... Has been a solid asset in certain matchup situations ... Ready to do whatever it takes to help the team ... Tallest player in UCLA history.
2004 -- Saw action in 11 games ... Scored four points on 2-2 shooting at Cal ...Had two boards and a block at Washington State ... Had four points, a blocked shot and three boards against Fresno State ... Had six points at Cal State Northridge.
2003 -- Saw action in 12 games ... Scored two points in the conference tournament win over Oregon ... Had two points and three boards at Arizona ... Scored five points and had four rebounds in the home win over Washington State ... Totaled four points in the win over Cal State Northridge ... Had six points in the win over St. Mary's ... Scored four points in the win over Sacramento State.
2002 -- Appeared in 16 games overall with one start at Arizona State ... Scored six points and had five rebounds in that game ... Had seven points and a career-high six rebounds at Arizona ... Scored eight points and grabbed four boards in the win at Long Beach ... Totaled a career-best 13 points in the home win over Washington State ... Scored her first collegiate points in the win at Washington State.
HIGH SCHOOL -- Four-year letterwinner under coach Ginger Craig at Martin HS in Coushatta, LA ... Scored over 1,000 points in each of her four seasons and 4,572 points for her career ... Shot 63% from the field as a senior and grabbed 640 rebounds and blocked 207 shots ... She averaged 27.7 points, 13.9 rebounds and 4.5 blocks per game ... As a junior, she shot 66% from the field and averaged 24.2 points, 12.1 rebounds and 4.1 blocks a game ... In her sophomore season, she made 70% of her shots and averaged 29.7 points, 12.9 rebounds, 4.3 blocks ... In her freshman season, she shot 66% and averaged 26.6 points, 14.2 rebounds and 4.3 blocks a game ... Shot 58% from the free throw line for her career ... Also played two seasons of softball.
PERSONAL -- Full Name: Paula Louise Pickett ... Born in Shreveport, LA ... Parents: David and Sheila Pickett ... Has two brothers (Scotty and Royce) who each played high school basketball ... Describes her greatest athletic thrill as scoring 54 points in her last high school home game ... Lists former UConn star Kara Wolters as the athlete she patterns her style of play after ...History is her major ... Would like to pursue a career in teaching and coaching.
UCLA Career Statistics
Points: 13, vs. Washington State (2/1/02)
Rebounds: 6, at Arizona (2/14/02)
Steals: 2, vs. Washington State (2/1/02)
Blocks: 1, last at Washington State (2/27/04)
FG Made: 5, vs. Washington State (2/1/02)
3-pt. FG Made:None
FT Made: 3, last vs. Stanford (3/2/02)
Minutes: 17, at Arizona State (2/16/02)