Gaddy Has Two At The Top

Abdul Gaddy is one of the best point guards on the west coast and he's getting strong interest from majority of the Pac 10. Following a trip to Arizona, Gaddy admitted that a pair of schools are at the top of his list.

Elite camps are popular among schools these days and Arizona put together an impressive list of prospects for their camp this past weekend. Abdul Gaddy,'s No. 4 ranked point guard in 2009, was among the attendees.

The 6-foot-3 junior-to-be got the chance to see one of his favorite schools up close. During the camp Gaddy played with current and former Arizona players and got to know their coaching staff.

"We did some workouts and scrimmaged," Gaddy said. "I talked to a lot of their former players like Jason Terry, Luke Walton and Richard Jefferson. I also talked with the current players like Jerryd Bayless, Nic Wise and Chase Budinger. It was a real good experience."

"I like their coaching staff a lot. I like their up-tempo style of play and their basketball history and how they get guards to the NBA from Gilbert Arenas to Mike Bibby and Damon Stoudamire."

Although the Cats are among his favorite schools, Gaddy is also interested in a few other Pac 10 squads. "I'm looking at everybody right now. Most of the Pac 10 is looking at me so I'm looking at everybody, but my top two are Arizona and Washington."

Much like the Wildcats, the Huskies have made an early impact on Gaddy's recruitment. They targeted him early on and Gaddy feels comfortable with their system and their ability to get players to the next level.

"I like Washington because I like their up-tempo style of play and I like their coaches a lot. I like what they did with Brandon Roy and Nate Robinson and Will Conroy and those guys. He got them to the NBA and that's my goal to get to the NBA."

It had been rumored that Gaddy was looking to make a college decision in the near future. Gaddy didn't deny that he would make an early decision, but said at this point he doesn't have a timetable.

"I'm thinking those are my top two, but it could change anytime. Basically whenever the decision feels right I'll make the decision."

Last season Gaddy averaged 23 points and 7 assists at Tacoma (Wash.) Bellarmine Prep.

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