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Trent Lockett Coming to Marquette

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Former Arizona State standout Trent Lockett will officially be enrolling at Marquette University and will use his fourth year of eligibility to play for Buzz Williams’ team next season.

Lockett graduated from Arizona State with his bachelor’s degree in Business Communication, and will enroll in graduate school at Marquette.

The main reason for the transfer is so Lockett can be closer to his mother, Judy, who lives in Minnesota, and was diagnosed with a rare form of lymphoma this past March. Marquette gives Lockett the chance to finish his college career out successfully in one of the nation’s best conferences, and also the chance to be much closer to his family.

The 6-foot-5 guard averaged 13.0 points and 5.8 rebounds for the Sun Devils last year, and averaged 10.8 points and 4.7 rebounds during his 87 games in Tempe, shooting 50.3% from the field.

Buzz Williams on Lockett: “We are really excited to have Trent join our program. Even though his situation is unique, he will be a perfect fit for us on and off the floor.  I have genuinely enjoyed getting to know Trent and his family over the last several weeks and I have great belief that he will finish his career here on a high note.”

Lockett on leaving Arizona State and coming to Marquette: “I want to thank Arizona State, and the entire coaching staff. Coach Sendek, Coach Taylor, Coach Smith, Coach Pera, Coach Spence, Coach Wenner and our trainer Jarod Spanjer and academic coach Patrice Feulner have been incredible with their time and commitment to me over my years here. I’ve been proud to be a Sun Devil ever since I committed to ASU five years ago as a 16-year old. Words can’t express my gratitude to the program and all it has given me. I am now a proud graduate of ASU. I appreciate ASU’s patience with me over the last few weeks as my family and I have made this difficult decision to transfer to another school and be closer to home. It’s the hardest decision I’ve ever had to make. The reason I am transferring is to be closer to my mom, but at the same time I needed to make a good basketball decision, and Marquette provides a great fit for me to finish my collegiate basketball career.”

Marquette now has one more available scholarship for next season, which could be used on walk-on Jake Thomas to be saved for a player from the high school class of 2013.

 

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