"Where we're at after a long story is that we de-committed from Arizona on Saturday," Abdul Gaddy, Sr., told Scout.com. "We talked to the coaches and told them we're going to move forward and it was time to move on. It was a tough decision but with everything going on it was time to make a change.
"He's looking for a situation that the coaches will be there to develop him from beginning to end and help him reach his dream of getting to the NBA."
"Here we are for a third time trying to decide where he's going. It might be a blessing in disguise to stay close to home. Then on the other side UCLA is great program and we know that Coach Howland will be there and every year they recruit real well.
"At UW, everyone would get a chance to see him play and he'd have an impact. They would bring in a real strong class if Abdul were to go there."
Gaddy visited UCLA two months ago and return trip to Westwood would seem unlikely. By the same token, an official visit to Washington may not be necessary.
"At this point we're not sure. There's been talk about it, but we've been there. We know what UW has. There's not a whole lot more we can do to go up there besides sitting in a room with everyone. We've had the official visit with UCLA."