Originally posted on Fox Sports Arizona  |  Last updated 3/20/12
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 players leave the program. Starting point guard Keala King, a sophomore, was dismissed in January for undisclosed conduct issues. Guardforward Chanse Creekmur decided to transfer closer to home to pursue football, and reports came over the weekend that forward Kyle Cain would transfer as well. As the roster stands now, ASU will return five scholarship players next season. The Sun Devils will also get freshman point guard Jahii Carson, who was ineligible this season, junior transfer guard Evan Gordon (Liberty) and sophomore transfer Bo Barnes (Hawaii), and three incoming freshmen. ASU officials were unavailable for comment.
GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Police escort helped Joey Gallo get to ballpark on time

Agent: Bryant ‘heartbroken that he’s not allowed to play’

Report: Trent Baalke could lose job if 49ers don’t show progress

Lawsuit: Baylor players gang raped student, school knew

Jets, Ryan Fitzpatrick reportedly remain far apart

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Eddie Lacy defends Mike McCarthy for weight loss comments

Red Sox nearly had serious catcher emergency in loss to Tigers

Ohio State DL Dylan Thompson ineligible for season

Roger Federer will miss Olympics, U.S. Open with knee injury

Seahawks extend Pete Carroll through 2019

LSU kicker Colby Delahoussaye releases first statement following car crash

Durant told Westbrook he was returning to Thunder?

Five NFL teams set to rise up in 2016

Jeremy Lin reportedly looking to trademark phrase ‘Brook-Lin’

Matt Leinart engaged to actress Josie Loren

WATCH: Inside the Nike SNKRS BOX in SF for Golden Air Celebration

Report: Paul Pierce to return to Clippers

Jimbo Fisher: You come to FSU to win national championships

Andre Johnson worked out for Tennessee Titans

Shattenkirk for Krejci trade rumor still floating around

NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman denies link to C.T.E.

Michael Vick: Cam Newton can’t beat me in 40-yard dash

WATCH: Five other uniforms Chris Sale should cut up

College Basketball News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

WATCH: Inside the Nike SNKRS BOX in SF for Golden Air Celebration

WATCH: Five other uniforms Chris Sale should cut up

QUIZ: Name every Olympic event in which the USA has never won a gold medal

Five U.S. Olympians favored to win multiple gold medals

WATCH: What teams should join the Big 12?

One Gotta Go: Do NBA players really love NBA2K?

One Gotta Go: NBA players hate Facebook too

One Gotta Go: NBA players settle the fast food beef

One Gotta Go: NBA players make tough choices on their favorite rappers

One Gotta Go: NBA Summer League is not about that Game of Thrones life

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Help
Follow Yardbarker