Originally written March 20, 2012 on Fox Sports Arizona:
In another blow to a struggling program, reports surfaced Tuesday night that Arizona State men's basketball's leading scorer Trent Lockett will transfer from the program. CBSSports.com first reported Lockett's release from his scholarship with the Sun Devils on Tuesday and explained the junior guard plans to explore options closer to home in Minnesota due to his ill mother. ASUDevils.com further reported, via Twitter, that Lockett's mother is battling cancer. As ASU coach Herb Sendek's team struggled last season, finishing 10-21 and 6-12 in Pac-12 play, Lockett remained a bright spot. He missed time with an ankle injury during conference play but led the team with 13 points and 5.8 rebounds per game. Lockett's departure from the program is the latest in a string of early exits, though the circumstances are markedly different. The program has seen 12 scholarship players dismissed or transfer in the last four seasons. This year alone has seen four player...
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