Hopefully three is a charm for Abdul Gaddy. After committing twice and decommitting twice from Arizona, the 6-foot-3, 170-pound point guard from Tacoma (Wash.) Bellarmine Prep High School has settled on a school.
It came down to UCLA and Washington for Gaddy, and he has decided to stick close to home for his college experience.
"I've decided to play at the University of Washington," said Gaddy, who is the No. 2 ranked point guard in the country. "I just felt like everything that happened at Arizona was a sign to stay at home. I can go to the NBA from home just as well as from anywhere else."
A big selling point for Gaddy is the success that former Washington guards are having in the NBA.
"Coach Romar has proven himself," he said. "Look at the success of Nate Robinson and Brandon Roy. Going to Washington gives me a great chance to do what I want to do."
Gaddy also likes his chances for success on the college level at Washington.
"We're going to have a really good backcourt with Isaiah Thomas and me," he said. "Coach is also bringing in some good wings. I think I can help turn the program into a National Championship team."
Gaddy is the No. 13 ranked prospect in the Rivals150.