Originally written on Fox Sports Arizona  |  Last updated 3/21/12
Following reports Tuesday that Arizona State basketball's leading scorer Trent Lockett was exploring transfer options, the junior guard released a statement Wednesday leaving open the possibility of returning for his senior season. Locket asked for and received release from his scholarship Tuesday so he could explore options closer to home in Minnesota as his mother battles cancer. "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," Lockett said in the statement. "However, that does not mean I have closed the door on returning next season to ASU. It only means I have to prepare." Though the Sun Devils struggled this season, finishing 10-21 overall and 6-12 in Pac-12 play, Lockett remained a bright spot. He led the team in scoring with 13 points and 5.8 rebounds per game despite missing time with an ankle injury during conference play. While the Sun ...
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