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Rumor: Trent Lockett to Marquette or Iowa State?

Last month, Arizona State senior-to-be Trent Lockett was
granted a release from his scholarship enabling, him to
look into transferring closer to home to be near his
ailing mother.

Thursday, according to, some possible
landing spots for Lockett’s services have surfaced.

Lockett hails from Minnesota, so speculation was that
since the University of Minnesota is the only Division I
basketball program in the state, he’d end up wearing the
maroon and gold of the Gophers. But that doesn’t appear
to be the case now.

“With the recent news of my mother’s illness, I want to be
honest with everyone and say that it is in my best
interest to possibly pursue playing my final season closer
to home,” Lockett said in a statement released March 21.
“At this time, my
energy and focus needs to start now on being as close to
my mom as I can while at the same time pursuing career
goals with one year of college basketball remaining.
However, that does not mean I have closed the door on
returning next season to ASU. It only means I have to

A separate report surfaced earlier this month in The Spokane Spokesman-
that said Lockett
would also look into a transfer to Gonzaga.

Lockett led the Sun Devils in scoring and rebounding
during the 2011-12 season, averaging 13.0 points and 5.8
rebounds per contest.