The turmoil around the Arizona program has finally cost the Wildcats their five-star point guard Abdul Gaddy.
"It came down to the fact that I didn't know the new coaching staff," said Gaddy. "I really grew close to Coach (Kevin) O'Neill, (Josh) Pastner and (Miles) Simon, and they're all gone now."
Not only has Gaddy, a 6-foot-3, 170-pound point guard from Tacoma (Wash.) Bellarmine Prep, taken a step away from Arizona, he has vowed to play at the college level with travel team and high school teammate Avery Bradley.
"Playing with Avery is a big part of this," he said. "We've been talking about it a lot. Everyone is saying we play so well together and are one of the best guard combos in the country, if not the best.
"We both are winners, and we know how to win together."
Eight schools who have already offered Bradley, a 6-foot-3 shooting guard, and are in the running for the duo. The school list includes Arizona, Texas, Memphis, Washington, Oregon, USC, Kansas and Gonzaga.
Both prospects are five-star prospects with Gaddy at No. 14 and Bradley at No. 17 in the Rivals150.