Monday, October 27, 2008
Gaddy, Hill, Moser all look elsewhere after Olson retirement
ESPN.com news services
Three recruits who had committed to the University of Arizona have decided to reopen the recruiting process thanks to the resignation of Lute Olson last week.
Abdul Gaddy, Solomon Hill and Mike Moser have all told Arizona media sources that they will look elsewhere now that Olson has retired. He left the program unexpectedly last Thursday.
The Wildcats now have no players committed for the November signing period.
Gaddy was the second-ranked point guard (and No. 14 overall) in the ESPNU 100. Moser, a 6-8 forward, is ranked 18th at his position. Hill is the No. 21 forward.
"We just kind of sat back and watched it," Gaddy's father, Abdul Gaddy Sr., told the Arizona Daily Star. "It seemed like they didn't know what direction they were going to be going in. There was nothing concrete there."
Gaddy is now considering UCLA and Washington.
Hill, from Los Angeles, is considering hometown USC, among other schools. Moser, from Portland, Ore., joined Hill in decommitting last week.
Arizona could also lose juniors Chase Budinger and Jordan Hill to the NBA draft after this season.