Tempe, Ariz. - According to AP reports....Arizona State's Trent Lockett says he will transfer to Marquette for his senior season to be closer to his mother, who has been diagnosed with cancer and lives in Minneapolis.
Lockett tweeted today, "I've been a Sundevil since 16. I love and appreciate the people and experience at ASU. Saying that, I am excited to finish my last yr at MU!"
Here is a statement released by Arizona State.
Trent Lockett will finish his college career at Marquette in 2012-13 after earning his degree in Business Communications from Arizona State, he announced today.
QUOTING COACH Herb SENDEK
"We continue to support Trent and his family through this difficult time. We are proud of all that he has accomplished at Arizona State, including being able to celebrate his graduation this weekend with family and friends, and know he will always be a Sun Devil at heart. We are glad he has found a good place to complete his college career close to home so he can provide support to his mom Judy and know the Sun Devil nation will continue to follow his career."
QUOTING TRENT Lockett
"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."