UCLA is Second for Gaddy -- Again

A week ago Abdul Gaddy, the 6-3 elite point guard from Tacoma (Wash.) Bellarmine Prep, learned he wouldn't be playing for Lute Olson at Arizona. On Tuesday, the country learned that he'll be playing in the Pac-10 but for another program, and it's not UCLA...

There's a cardinal rule in recruiting: the longer it takes to decide, the more likely the prospect is to remain close to home.

Enter the Washington Huskies.

When Abdul Gaddy initially committed to Arizona, the Huskies were in the Top Three but not necessarily second. The second time Gaddy picked ‘Zona, UCLA took home the silver medal.

On Tuesday night, Lorenzo Romar finally struck gold in the Gaddy sweepstakes.

"Abdul just committed to the University of Washington," Abdul Gaddy, Sr., told Scout.com. "He'll be playing home in front of his family and friends and we're excited for it."

Scout.com's 9th ranked player and one of the youngest seniors in the Class of 2009, announced that he'll sign with UW. Gaddy attends nearby Tacoma (Wash.) Bellarmine Prep.

This time, Gaddy found solace in the program closest to his residence. Like Spencer Hawes in 2005, Gaddy's excited to be staying home.

"I took all the Arizona stuff … I knew it but I didn't know. Now I see it as a sign to stay home. What's better than staying home and trying to go to the NBA."

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