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Lockett and Cowels creating a stir

Minnetonka (Minn.) Hopkins High School has a couple 2009 wings drawing the attention of college coaches. 6-foot-4, 205-pound Ray Cowels has been the more consistent player, but 6-foot-5, 195-pound Trent Lockett is the prospect with the most potential.
"Trent is still growing and has lots of potential," said Coach Marquis Watts of Net Gains Sports travel squad. "When he is on he can take his game to another level that most players just can't reach. He is a big shooting guard who can also rebound like a small forward and he's still growing.
"His two dribble pull up in the midrange is something special. He can really elevate on it. He also has a lot of experience playing in a motion offense system and does a great job reading screens. He is really a smart player."
Lockett, the No. 98 ranked prospect in the class of 2009, presently has offers from Northern Iowa, Colorado State and Wisconsin-Green Bay, but four high-majors standout on Lockett's school list.
"Trent really likes Iowa State, Minnesota, Arizona State and Wisconsin," said Watts. "None of them have offered yet, but he is getting a ton of interest from them. He has actually been to the elite camps of all four schools."
Cowels also has a number of mid-major offers from the likes of Loyola-Chicago, Wisconsin-Green Bay, Northern Iowa, Wisconsin-Milwaukee and Western Michigan. Strong interest in Cowels is also being shown by Iowa, Creighton, Wichita State and Southern Illinois.
"I really think Ray can play at the high-major level," said Watts. "He can guard the one to the three, and in some situations the four. He is physically ready to play right now. He is making the transition from the post to the perimeter, but it has been a very smooth transition. If he gets his feet set from three, he is going to knock it down."
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