Gaddy enjoys trip to Tucson

Abdul Gaddy was one of the main attractions of the Arizona Advanced Skills Camp. There is no doubt that the Washington point guard is one of the top 2009 targets for the Wildcats.

Gaddy left Tucson with a good impression of the school and the program.

"It went real well," Gaddy said. "I had fun."

The 6-3 guard is still listing Arizona and Washington as his top-two but stressed that they are not a lock for his services.

"I am still open to everybody," Gaddy said.

When asked if he had a favorite between the Cats and Dawgs Gaddy actually answered.

"Probably Arizona," Gaddy admitted, but he was quick to point out that he does not expect a quick commitment.

Although he has long listed the Wildcats among his leaders, his trip this weekend was his first visit to Tucson. Overall it was a very good experience for Gaddy.

"They made us work hard, which was good," Gaddy said. "The campus was nice, the coaches were nice. Everything went real well."

In addition to the camp many of the former Wildcats who are now in the pros were on hand. Gaddy was able to watch their spirited pick-up game, as well as meet a number of Wildcat greats.

"I met Jason Terry, Luke Walton, Richard Jefferson and Jerryd Bayless," Gaddy said. "Plus all of the coaches."

Although the campers were not allowed to play pick-up with the pros, the incoming freshmen were able to get out and run with the recruits. Bayless, who should be the Wildcats starting point guard this year, really impressed Gaddy. "He's strong, big and strong," Gaddy said. "He's really good. He showed me what I really need to work on."

Among the other campers were Seattle guard Peyton Siva. While some might assume to Washington area point guards, who are battling to be the best on the West Coast, might be rivals, in reality they are very good friends.

"We're real good friends," Gaddy explained. "We've known each other since 5th grade."

Although the two are tight, there is no talk of the infamous "package deal". That being said, Gaddy would be more than willing to attend the same school as Siva.

"That'd be great," Gaddy noted. "I wish the best for him. If we go to the same school, that would be great. If he doesn't, I hope he does great wherever he goes."

Gaddy is not looking at making a decision right now, but he said he will pull the trigger as soon as it feels right. He did admit that tripping to Tucson, as well as having been to UW, really helps him in the decision making process. He's had lengthy discussions with his family about all of his choices.


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