Gaddy Will Now Choose From Two

Abdul Gaddy, the elite point guard prospect from Tacoma (Wash.) Bellarmine Prep, who de-committed from Arizona, will now choose between two schools. talked to Gaddy's father about the decision his son will make, and the fact there might be no further travel required...

Abdul Gaddy and his family never expected to be thinking about a college decision weeks before the signing period. However,'s No. 9 prospect and the star at Tacoma (Wash.) Bellarmine Prep is having to do just that after Lute Olson stepped down in Tucson.

"Where we're at after a long story is that we de-committed from Arizona on Saturday," Abdul Gaddy, Sr., told "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."

Gaddy has a list and it's a short one: UCLA and Washington.

"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."

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