PG starting to turn heads

Not a ton has been written yet about Abdul Gaddy. The Northwest product has played very well of late and could join fellow Washingtonian Peyton Siva as one of the top point guards on the West Coast.

Gaddy is a long, athletic point guard who has a nice feel for the game. He has shown a nice ability to both pass and score and should be a guy we hear a lot from over the next year.

Right now he says he is hearing from the bulk of the Pac-10 plus Kansas and Gonzaga, but expect more teams to get involved after his solid play with the Northwest Panthers this summer.

Right now he says that Washington and Arizona are his favorites. He grew up with an eye on the in-state Huskies but has always liked Arizona as well.

"I like their tradition and their basketball history," Gaddy said. "They do a good job getting their point guards to the NBA."

He said he was well aware of the Wildcats' success with players from the Pacific Northwest.

"I like Arizona a lot," he said.

The Wildcat staff was spotted at Gaddy's games in Las Vegas and Los Angeles, presumably to watch the young point guard as well as his AAU and high school teammate Avery Bradley.

Although he has the ability to play either guard spot, most observers agree he's best suited to play point guard at the college level. Although he is a very good passer, he feels his ability to shoot is his best skill.

As for what he is looking for in a school, proximity is important, but not as important as his final goal.

"I Kind of want to stay close to home, but if they are going to get me better and get me to the NBA, then that is the best thing."

Expect to hear plenty more from Gaddy over the next few years. He's rapidly proving that he is an elite prospect and a top point guard, not only in the West, but maybe the nation.


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