The recruitment of top-ranked Abdul Gaddy has been nothing near status quo. The high school star seemed to be set on his commitment to Arizona after decommiting from the program once before. However, after Lute Olson submitted his resignation, Gaddy found himself in a pickle again and decided to decommit from Arizona but this time he desired a clean break from the program all together.
With Arizona out of the picture, Gaddy narrowed his list of suitors down to the University of Washington and UCLA. Many believed that UCLA had the advantaged based on their recent success but Gaddy decided to stay close to home and commit to the University of Washington. Gaddy will give a much needed boost to Lorenzo Romar's program and will be the star recruit of their 2009 class.
Gonzaga remained on Gaddy's list until his second commitment to Arizona but the Zags never seemed to be a major player. While it is hard to see the hated University of Washington get such a promising player, we wish Abdul the best of luck in his college career. He seemed to be the victim of an Arizona program that had no clue which direction it was taking.
Gaddy's defection is not a isolated case. Mike Moser and Solomon Hill also decommited from Arizona and are back on the market.