"I got my ACT in the mail yesterday. I made a 17 on it."
Was this good
enough to get Lockett qualified?
"On the sliding scale, I needed a
17, and that is what I got. If I would have made higher, I could have had some
leeway with my finals, but as long as I hold where I am at right now. I am qualified."
does Lockett need on his finals to qualify?
"I have 2 A's and 2 B's
right now. I need to keep them where they are at. I am exempt in one class, so
I only have three more finals to take. I take them tomorrow, and then I am done
with school. I graduate May 18th."
What was Ole Miss' reaction when
Lockett told them about the good news?
"Coach Wilson was just real
happy. He said I took care of my ACT and to make sure I stay on top of my finals.
He told I worked too hard to not close out."
Lockett averaged over
16 points and 8 rebounds for Hahnville this past basketball season.
went further than any team in our school history. We made it to the Big 4. It
was a lot of fun."
Lockett also ran track.
"I placed in
District and qualified for Regionals in the 300 meter and 4 by 100. I did not
make state though."
When will Lockett enroll at Ole Miss?
26th if everything goes accordingly with my finals. I just hate to get too confident.
I am going in this (finals) with the mindset that I have to ace everything. I
have been studying for two weeks for these finals. I can actually make a couple
of C's because one of my A's and one of my B's are real high, but I do not want
to think that way. My teachers have really been helping me stay focused. I just
appreciate everyone being so kind to me."
Is Lockett more nervous
or anxious about the transition he is about to make?
"I am just anxious
to get to Ole Miss and be a college student and play college ball."
Kentrell put on any weight since the end of the football season?
I am still around 220 - 225. I have grown a little though. I am up to 6' 5 1/2"."
are Lockett's first year goals?
"I just want to get recognized at
being one of the top freshmen in the country."
Kentrell Lockett makes qualifying ACT score
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