"However, that does not mean I have closed the door on returning next season to ASU. It only means I have to prepare. I am appreciative of everyone who is supporting me at this time. At this time I think it is important for my family and I to invest everything we have in making sure the next step for us is the best one. I thank everyone for their understanding as we begin the process. The support of the Arizona State community is what is helping us right now."
Arizona State Head Coach Herb Sendek also issued a statement concerning Lockett's future.
"We are giving Trent and his family all of our support at this time," Sendek said. "At the present moment, the focus is making sure he and his family know that Arizona State is here to help him. Trent is a wonderful young man who has been an outstanding ambassador for our university and basketball program and has established himself as one of the best players that I have ever coached.
"Our top concern right now is for Trent and his family."