ASU likely without its leader at Colorado, Utah

Jan 17, 2012, 8:31 PM | Updated: 8:33 pm

Trent Lockett is leading his team in points, rebounds and

This week he’ll likely be leading them from the bench.

“Trent right now is unlikely in the foreseeable future but
we’ll continue to evaluate him on a day-by-day basis,”
said head coach Herb Sendek Tuesday.

Lockett is dealing with a sprained ankle he suffered
midway through the second half of Saturday’s win over
Oregon State.

“Obviously, that’s a significant loss for our team,”
Sendek continued. “No one player can make up for his
absence. We’re going to have to do it collectively.”

There’s no denying Lockett is ASU’s best player. He’s
also their most important, averaging the second most
minutes on the floor (35 per game) in the Pac-12.

Sendek added that even if Lockett can’t play he will still
travel with the team this week to Colorado and Utah.
“He’s going to be contributing leadership.

“Even yesterday in practice while he’s wearing a boot and
on crutches he was bouncing around and offering his
support, encouragement and teaching to the players. He
was like having another coach at practice.”

That’s one area according to Sendek where Lockett has
really stepped up.

“He has clearly established himself as the voice of
our team. I think his poise and composure has really
helped our guys not flinch in some tight spots.”

Arizona State Basketball

Arizona State guard DJ Horne gestures after making a 3-point basket against Stanford during the sec...
Arizona Sports

D.J. Horne, Jamiya Neal departing Arizona State in transfer portal

Arizona State guard D.J. Horne will join Jamiya Neal in the transfer portal, reports's Joe Tipton.
21 hours ago
Arizona State center Enoch Boakye (14) rebounds as Oregon State forward Ahmad Rand (44) looks on du...
Austin Scott

Enoch Boakye enters transfer portal after 2 seasons with ASU basketball

Sophomore center Enoch Boakye has decided to enter the transfer portal after seeing only 3.3 minutes per game in his second year.
2 days ago
Head coach Bobby Hurley of the Arizona State Sun Devils looks on as his team takes on the TCU Horne...
Kellan Olson

Arizona State signs head coach Bobby Hurley to 2-year extension

Arizona State has signed its men's basketball head coach Bobby Hurley to a two-year extension, the school announced on Tuesday.
4 days ago
Arizona State head coach Bobby Hurley calls a play in a 77-69 loss to USC at Desert Financial Arena...
Jake Anderson

Here’s why Arizona State should extend Bobby Hurley’s contract

In eight years, Hurley has won 141 games for ASU, with half of those seasons garnering 20-plus wins and three (four) NCAA Tournament trips.
5 days ago
DJ Horne #0 of the Arizona State Sun Devils goes to the basket against Rodrigue Andela #34 of the O...
John Guzzon

ASU basketball’s future is bright despite disappointing 1st-round exit

Arizona State’s 2022-23 basketball squad continually got up off the canvas to emerge as legitimate contenders.
5 days ago
JaKobe Coles #21 of the TCU Horned Frogs makes the game winning basket over Warren Washington #22 a...
Jake Anderson

Cinderella strikes midnight for ASU’s NCAA Tournament run in loss to TCU

No. 11 seed Arizona State's Cinderella run struck midnight in a heartbreaking 72-70 loss to No. 6 seed TCU on Friday night in Denver.
7 days ago
ASU likely without its leader at Colorado, Utah