October 18, 2007

Sun Devils land 4-star 2009 hoops standout

The 2008 fall signing period is still a few weeks away and yet Arizona State has already received an important verbal commitment from a four-star, Top-100 recruit the 2009 basketball class. Trent Lockett, a 6-foot-5, 198 pound guard from Hopkins High School in Minnetonka (Minn.) elected to pledge the program on Thursday, after traveling to the Tempe campus last weekend for this second time this year.

"Basically I went down there and fell in love with it," Lockett said of ASU. "I didn't feel there was anything more I needed to look for in a college. What more did I need and what was the point of waiting if I had found the spot I liked and wanted to go to right now?"

Lockett, the No. 98 prospect in the class, and No. 23 shooting guard, also was on hand for the inaugural Herb Sendek Skills Camp, which took place early this summer.

"I didn't get that great of a feel for the college the first time down there and I only knew like two of the coaches really," Lockett said. "So I got a feel for coach Sendek's style a little bit but I was going down there this time pretty much open. But they just pulled out everything I needed to see this time. Stuff like the Honors College, academically, basketball-wise, their future plans with the program. Everything was perfect.

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