WHAT COACH SENDEK SAID
At the end of the athletic season at the Sun Devil student-athlete graduation luncheon, each Sun Devil head coach offers a quote to be read prior to the student-athlete speaking. Here is what Coach Sendek had to say about Trent on May 4:
"We are glad to join in on the celebration of Trent Lockett's graduation with a B.A. in Business Communication. Ambitiously, Trent is earning this degree in three years and now plans to pursue a master's degree. Trent is a thinker. He is bright, analytical and a wizard with numbers. I always enjoyed our engaging, and thoughtful conversations. Trent has been an outstanding representative for our program on campus and in the community. Trent personified the concept of student-athlete. As a gentleman, he has been easy to cheer for. Clearly, the Sun Devil Nation has been very proud of Trent. We certainly wish Trent the very best, and we thank his mom Judy, for entrusting us with her son. As Denzel Washington so famously said in the movie, American Gangster, "My Man".
LOCKETT A 2011-2012 ACADEMIC ALL-DISTRICT SELECTION
Trent earned Capital One Academic All-District 8 honors in 2011-12. He was joined on the team by junior Matthew Dellavedova of Saint Mary's, senior Taylor Darby of Pepperdine, senior Wil Carter of San Jose State and senior Darin Mahoney of Weber State.
SUN DEVIL DATA
A native of Golden Valley, Minn., who comes from one of the top high school programs in the country (Hopkins High School in Minnetonka, Minn.). Earned a spot on the five-man Pac-10 All-Freshman Team in 2009-10, a second-team All-Pac-10 pick in 2010-11 and a first-team Pac-10 All-Academic pick in 2010-11 and 2011-12. Posted 49 double-figure career scoring games in three-year career and led or shared team lead in scoring 17 times, 23 times in rebounding and 15 times in assists. A part-time starter in rookie year (15 games) who turned into full-time starter in sophomore year and doubled his scoring average from 6.7 to 13.4. Was the first commitment in the class of 2009 when he committed to ASU in October of 2007. Arrived on campus in May of 2009 to start summer school, but had to fly home for his high school graduation and then came back the next week to continue summer school. A top-100 player on everyone's lists entering his freshman year, he was No. 80 according to Rivals.com and No. 19 among shooting guards. Played with four teammates who signed with Division I schools as Hopkins is regarded as the best program in the state. Excellent student-athlete and possesses excellent athletic ability. Coached in high school by Kenny Novak and in AAU ball by Marquis Watts. A gym rat who was shooting over 500 jumpers at 6 a.m. entering his senior season of high school hoops.
THE BEST MEN'S BASKETBALL STUDENT-ATHLETE IN THE PAC-12 ENTERING 2011-12?
When you take it all into consideration...accepted into the Barrett Honors College, the second-team All-Pac-10 pick, the first-team Pac-10 All-Academic pick for two season, and three solid seasons....it is hard to not say Trent Lockett was the best overall men's basketball student-athlete in the Pac-12 the past two seasons. Consider this...he was the only first-team Pac-10 All-Academic pick from 2010-11 who earned All-Pac-10 honors.
WHO ELSE MADE ALL-PAC-10 IN 2010-11 AND RETURNED IN 2011-12?
Trent Lockett was one of the four returnees from the 15-man 2010-11 All-Pac-10 squad that was on the court in 2011-12. Lockett, a second-team pick, was joined by first-team pick Jorge Gutierrez (California) as well as second-team picks Jared Cunningham (Oregon State) and Harper Kamp (Cal).
TRENT'S 20-POINT SCORING GAMES
24 vs. Weber State (Nov. 26, 2010)
23 vs. Pepperdine Nov. 15, 2011)
23 vs. Oregon (Jan. 12, 2012)
22 vs. Oregon @Pac-10 Tournament (Mar. 9, 2011)
22 at New Mexico (Nov. 16, 2010)
21 vs. Arizona (Mar. 4, 2012)
20 vs. Wake Forest @Orlando (Nov. 25, 2011)
20 vs. Washington State (Feb. 19, 2011)
20 at #20 Washington (Jan. 22, 2011)
SOPHOMORE SEASON (2010-11)
Earned second-team All-Pac-10 honors and first-team Pac-10 All-Academic honors...had a then career-high 22 points in the season opener at New Mexico (Nov. 16) where two of his dunks placed him No. 2 on SportsCenter's Top-10...earned 2010-11 second-team All-Pac-10 honors...finished the year with 22 points in the Pac-10 Tournament as he made his first 10 shots vs. Oregon on March 9...had a career-high 24 points vs. Weber State on Nov. 26 in Alaska...also had 20 points at Washington on Jan. 22 and then had 20 in 71-69 Washington State win on Feb. 19...posted his first career double-double with 12 points and 10 boards vs. Richmond on Dec. 5...missed both games of the Oregon road trip on Dec. 30-Jan. 1 with a sprained big left toe...finished season 8-of-18 (.444) from the three-point stripe after starting season 2-of-13...led team in scoring in each of the first four games averaging 20.8 points in those games and in 12 games on the season...led team in rebounding a team-best 13 times in 2010-11.
ABOUT THE ALL-PAC-10 SECOND-TEAM HONORS
Trent earned 2010-11 second-team All-Pac-10 honors from the league's coaches. It marked the second Pac-10 honor for the Hopkins High School product, as he earned All-Pac-10 Freshman Team honors in 2009-10. The league selects a 10-man first team and a five-man second team. Lockett became the fourth Sun Devil to earn All-Pac-10 honors under Coach Sendek in his first five seasons, joining Abbott (first-team in 2009-10), James Harden (first-team in 2007-08 and 2008-09) and Jeff Pendergraph (2007-08 third-team and 2008-09 first-team). Lockett also is the first player from Minnesota to earn All-Pac-10 honors. He earned first-team Pac-10 All-Academic honors and was the only first-team Pac-10 All-Academic honoree to earn All-Pac-10 honors.
ARIZONA STATE PAC-10 ALL-ACADEMIC HONORS (12)
2011-12: Trent Lockett (first)
2010-11: Trent Lockett (first)
2008-09: Derek Glasser (first), Rihards Kuksiks (second)
2005-06: Chad Goldstein (second)
2004-05: Wilfried Fameni (second)
2003-04: Justin Allen (second)
2002-03: Justin Allen, Shawn Redhage
2001-02: Shawn Redhage
1998-99: Bobby Lazor
1997-98: Bobby Lazor
1990-91: Matt Anderson
Note: Prior to 2003-04, only a five-man team was selected.
NICE MOVEMENT UPWARD
Trent's 6.7 points per game increase was fifth-best in the Pac-10 in 2010-11 and second-best by a Pac-10 sophomore from his freshman season that same year.
BIGGEST PAC-10 SCORING IMPROVEMENTS
Joevan Catron, Sr. (Oregon), +10.4 (5.5 to 15.9)
Jorge Gutierrez, Jr. (Cal), +9.1 (5.5 to 14.6)
Jared Cunningham, So. (OSU) +8.0 (6.2 to 14.2)
Markhuri Sanders-Frison, Sr. (Cal), +7.6 (3.3 to 10.9)
Trent Lockett, So. (ASU), +6.7 (6.7 to 13.4)
Matthew Bryan-Amaning, Sr. (UW) +6.5 (8.8 to 15.3)
Nikola Vucevic, Jr. (USC) +6.4 (10.7 to 17.1)
BEST THING ABOUT FRESHMAN IS THEY BECOME SOPHOMORES
Trent Lockett averaged 13.4 points in 2010-11 after averaging 6.7 in his freshman season. A look at ASU's records shows that the +6.7 increase is the best from first year to second year by a Sun Devil since Jeremy Veal went from 7.4 in 1994-95 to 18.9 in 1995-96 (+11.5).
BIGGEST SUN DEVIL SCORING IMPROVEMENTS (FIRST SEASON TO SECOND SEASON)
Jeremy Veal, +11.5 (7.4 in 1994-95 to 18.9 in 1995-96)
Dennis Hamilton, +11.1 (6.2 in 1963-64 to 17.3 in 1964-65)
Art Becker, +10.1 (9.0 in 1961-62 to 19.1 in 1962-63)
Arthur Thomas, +9.4 (4.3 in 1984-85 to 13.7 in 1985-86)
Kurt Nimphius, +7.0 (1.5 in 1976-77 to 8.5 in 1977-78)
Trent Lockett, +6.7 (6.7 in 2009-10 to 13.4 in 2010-11)
Joe Caldwell, +6.4 (13.3 in 1961-62 to 19.7 in 1962-63)
Fat Lever, +5.6 (3.6 in 1978-79 to 9.2 in 1979-80)
FRESHMAN SEASON QUICKIES (2009-10)
A Pac-10 All-Freshman Team honoree, ASU's second under Herb Sendek in four seasons (James Harden in 2007-08 was the other)...played in all 33 games, just one off the ASU freshman record of 34 held by four players...17 points against Stanford on Jan. 30 was his Pac-10 high, while he also posted 19 vs. San Francisco (Nov. 20) and 17 vs. Texas State (Nov. 16)...had a season-best eight assists vs. Stanford after entering the game with 15 on the year and added six boards...had nine double-figure scoring games on the year, and ASU was 7-2 in those contests...had 13 points vs. 2010 national champion Duke on Nov. 25 at Madison Square Garden and followed that up with season-best 39 minutes vs. LSU two nights later...had 11 points vs. eventrual Pac-10 Tournament champion Washington on Jan. 8 and had 15 against Pac-10 regular season champion California on Jan. 28...helped ASU notch its first sweep of Washington State since 2002-03 with 12 points in Jan. 10 win in Tempe and added 10 points in solid Pullman win on Feb. 4...had season-high 11 boards vs. TCU on Nov. 17...made 15 starts on the year.
ASU PAC-10 ALL-FRESHMAN SELECTIONS
Trent Lockett, 2009-10
James Harden, 2007-08
Jeff Pendergraph, 2005-06
Ike Diogu (Freshman of the Year), 2002-03
Eddie House, 1996-97
Ron Riley, 1992-93
Mario Bennett, 1991-92
Dwayne Fontana, 1990-91
Jamal Faulkner (Freshman of the Year), 1990-91
Chris Sandle, 1984-85
Steve Beck, 1983-84
Byron Scott (Freshman of the Year), 1979-80
HOPKINS HIGH SCHOOL
Helped guide Hopkins to a 31-0 season and the 4A state championship with averages of 15 points and eight boards...team scored at least 100 points eight times and won by an average of 31 points per game and had only one single-digit victory...averaged 7.5 points in sophomore year and was sixth man for a team that went 26-2. SAYS
RIVALS.COM WRITER JERRY MEYER
"Lockett is a solid wing player with a great feel for the game. He can score in different ways and rebounds his position well."
CAREER HIGHS FOR TRENT UPDATED AFTER 2011-12 SEASON
POINTS: 24 vs. Weber State (11/26/10)
FIELD GOALS MADE: 10 vs. Oregon (3/9/11)
FIELD GOALS ATTEMPTED: 20 vs. UCLA (1/29/11)
FREE THROWS MADE: 9 vs. #24 Washington (1/8/10)
FREE THROWS ATTEMPTED: 15 vs. Houston Baptist (11/25/10)
REBOUNDS: 12 vs. North Dakota State (12/10/11) and vs. DePaul (11/27/11)
ASSISTS: 8 vs. Stanford (1/30/10)
STEALS: 4 (3 times) last vs. Arizona (3/4/12)
MINUTES: 40 vs. Oregon (1/12/12)
GETTING TO KNOW TRENT
Favorite player: Dwyane Wade
Favorite TV ads: Kobe and Lebron for Nike
Favorite place to visit: home
Favorite movie: Shawshank Redemption
Favorite type of car: Mercedes Benz
Favorite restaurant in Arizona: Oregano's
Best-dressed Sun Devil: Me
If I could have lunch with anyone it would be: Kobe
Idol growing up: my mom
What I like about college hoops: everyone plays hard
What I like about ASU: the weather
What I like about my hometown: my family is there.
What I like about school: I learn new things every day.