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Thursday, October 7, 2010
Tony Wroten has flair for the dramatic

By Diamond Leung

After countless twists and turns and tweets, Tony Wroten Jr. has made what he called "the decision."

The nation's No. 31-ranked recruit by ESPNU is staying home in Seattle and headed to Washington, but what a ride it was for the point guard.

Wroten, as of July, claimed Kentucky to be among his two finalists, but ended up asking John Calipari on Twitter why he cut off the courtship.

Wroten included Louisville as a finalist, but only playfully fiddled with a Cardinals cap before donning a Huskies one at the press conference.

"(Rick) Pitino's a great coach, but I had to do at the end of the day what's best for me," Wroten said on the Seattle Times webcast.

With Washington, Wroten went with his father's alma mater and a program that last season went to the Sweet 16. He joins a recruiting class compiled by Lorenzo Romar that already includes shooting guard Hikeem Stewart and power forward Jernard Jarreau.

"My home is where my heart is," Wroten said.