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BobZag
07-20-2007, 09:29 AM
http://rivalshoops.rivals.com/content.asp?CID=693003

[Abdul] Gaddy holds offers from Oregon St., Washington St., Pepperdine, Gonzaga, and most recently Washington, and Kansas, Oregon and Arizona showing interest..

"I want to make a decision before the school basketball season starts because I don't want any distractions, probably in September or October."

pbriz
07-20-2007, 09:34 AM
before september or october.... thats probably in our favor....:)

steventreich
07-20-2007, 10:00 AM
Unfortunately, what BZ left out from the Rivals article is the fact that Gaddy apparently has a very high opinion of the Huskies, based on his personally knowing Romar, Dollar, and many members of the past and current Husky team. The article left the impression that UW is in the lead for Gaddy's services. I certainly hope that is not the case, particularly given the numerous Gonzaga connections to Bellermine Prep.

cggonzaga
07-20-2007, 10:02 AM
Seems like it would be pbriz. WSU would be the only competition of who has offered. Seems like he feels good about someone to make that statement.

Correct me if I'm wrong Steven but wasn't the article written by a Husky writer? Just an observation.

MDABE80
07-20-2007, 10:14 AM
Hey Steven.....lol...just my thought.....what makes anyone think knowing Dollar and Romar is an advantage???? It's not like they've been tearing it up over there;)

CDC84
07-20-2007, 10:16 AM
Unfortunately, what BZ left out from the Rivals article is the fact that Gaddy apparently has a very high opinion of the Huskies, based on his personally knowing Romar, Dollar, and many members of the past and current Husky team.

The same can be said for Gonzaga..........

BobZag
07-20-2007, 10:27 AM
What I failed to mention was that the article is an extremely slanted piece written by a Huskies fan/writer.

As much as I'd be thrilled to get Siva, Bradley, Cunningham, etc., Gaddy and Tyler Haws would be awesome. Two 6'5" guards. I can dig that.

steventreich
07-20-2007, 10:35 AM
I'm just reading the tea leaves MDABE. I have no love for the Huskies, and sadistically, I enjoyed watching them have a down year. But in their defense, they were awfully young. No way the performance could match the hype. I just hope the preseason optimism surrounding the Zags doesn't lead to similar disappointments. But before last season, the Huskies went to two sweet sixteens, and their players have been going to the NBA with regularity. Personally, something about Romar leaves me wanting to take a shower. But I wouldn't be too quick to throw Romar under the bus just yet as a coach or recruiter.

steventreich
07-20-2007, 10:37 AM
Of course, my comments can also be completely disregarded since it is apparent that the article was written by a Husky...

ZagAddict
07-20-2007, 11:06 AM
It looks like the 2009 recruiting class could start to take shape this summer. I hope Gonzaga in on the receiving end of a committment from one or more of these prospects we've been following. It would be nice to have a solid committment early to persuade other top tier players to commit to GU for the 2009 class.

It's also interesting to see a lot of these players that we are recruting list Pepperdine as well. It appears that Pepperdine is really being active on the recruiting path with top tier recruits. It will be interesting to see what level of committments they get. I keep hoping the WCC picks up its level of competition, and Pepperdine seems to be serious about building a "program".

CDC84
07-20-2007, 11:12 AM
Anyone who knows much about the college game knows that Romar can recruit. That has never, ever been in question....even going back to his days as an assistant at UCLA.

cggonzaga
07-20-2007, 11:18 AM
Anyone who knows much about the college game knows that Romar can recruit. That has never, ever been in question....even going back to his days as an assistant at UCLA.


It's the whole coaching part he's not so great at. :p

roxdoc
07-20-2007, 11:48 AM
Romar reminds me of Geo. Raveling - lots of talk, but challenged on the court.

lothar98zag
07-20-2007, 12:28 PM
If a head coach isn't too god at the X & O part, they should have at least 1 good (or great) X & O guy as an assistant. That way the coaching staff as a whole doesn't have a weakness.

Don't know much about UW's full staff to comment further.

sittingon50
07-20-2007, 12:39 PM
about ewe dub's full staff.

2 of 'em have crossed the line with the NCAA.

ZigZagger
07-20-2007, 01:13 PM
CDC - a question about Romar's recruiting abilities: Sure, he is great at acquiring 'blue chippers' but how do you think he does at assembling a team? His teams have consistently struck me as a case of "the whole being less than the sum of its parts." Part of that is coaching but isn't part of that also being able to identify the right guys for your system?

CDC84
07-20-2007, 02:11 PM
CDC - a question about Romar's recruiting abilities: Sure, he is great at acquiring 'blue chippers' but how do you think he does at assembling a team? His teams have consistently struck me as a case of "the whole being less than the sum of its parts." Part of that is coaching but isn't part of that also being able to identify the right guys for your system?

To be honest, I think Romar has been okay when it comes to identifying guys for his system. The only exception would be Spencer Hawes, who he had to take because of the family's UW connections and his NBA level talent. I know he was UW's leading scorer last season, but I just saw too many games last year where Spencer's style of play and Romar's system just didn't mix, and it ended up effecting the team's overall performance. I'm sure most UW fans have a different take.

BobZag
07-20-2007, 02:47 PM
Just a side note...

Roy, Nate, Conroy, were all Bob Bender recruits, not Romar's. Nate played football at first but it still was during Bender's years.

bigparb
07-20-2007, 03:50 PM
Anyone who knows much about the college game knows that Romar can recruit. That has never, ever been in question....even going back to his days as an assistant at UCLA.

I was able to see the recruiting abilities of Mr. Romar and Mr. Harrick up close way back in 1994 when they traveled all the way up to Aberdeen, WA to recruited a teammate of mine, omm'A Givens.

omm'A was a tremendously gifted player......he was 6'11"-220; he ran a 4.6 40; he had a 36+inch vert; and he could step out and stroke the 3, (we had some great 3-pt shooting contests after practice) which was evidence by his 2nd place finish in the McDonald's All-American 3pt contest to Duke-bound Jason Williams. We lost to Jason Terry and Franklin in the 1994 State title games....Terry had a quadrupale double if I remember right!! omm'A ended his career as the state's all-time leading scorer.

Unfortunately, omm'A was just a little soft and not mentally strong. When he ran into Jelani McCoy I think he was just too intimidated by Jelani's physicality. omm'A transferred to Pepperdine(with Romar I believe) but didn't do much in the end; which is sad given his tremendous physical/basketball skills.

VinnyZag
07-22-2007, 07:39 PM
I remember watching him play ... I think he was a frosh at Raymond when I was a senior in Chehalis.
You know what ever happened to him?

tyra
07-22-2007, 08:09 PM
I saw him around town in Olympia after his college career. I believe, but do not know for sure, that he had injury issues. The talk around town, where he worked for a while in the legislature, was that he was a real decent young man. He wasn't hard to spot, that's for sure.