Basketball: Trent Lockett leaves Arizona State for Marquette to be closer to ailing mother

Senior guard Trent Lockett, who averaged 13.0 points and 5.8 rebounds last season, is leaving Arizona State to be closer to his mother, Judy, who was diagnosed with cancer.

Lockett will resume his basketball career at Marquette and is confident he will be granted an NCAA waiver, allowing him to be immediately eligible. In Milwaukee, Lockett will be just a six-hour drive from his mother in the Twin Cities area.

Judy Lockett raised Trent and his sister as a single mother in Minnesota after their father died of a heart attack following his own battle with cancer. Judy Lockett overcame breast cancer several years ago, but now is facing a fight against a form of lymphoma, Trent told ESPN.com.

Jeff Faraudo