Back in early March, it looked like Kiwi Gardner was leaning heavily towards Providence. Then, Keno Davis was fired and Ed Cooley hired throwing his status into a state of flux.
As it turns out, Gardner is Providence bound anyway.
Although undersized at just 5-foot-7, the native of California's Bay Area is among the most explosive pound for pound athletes in the country.
Wild at times, he's a kid who plays with lots of energy and has what is best described as a high risk/high reward playing style.
Gardner's commitment was confirmed by several sources close to the situation including his prep school coach Bobby Bossman of Phoenix (Ariz.) Westwind Prep.