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DraftExpress.com Slams UW Point Guard Abdul Gaddy

Jonathan Givony of DraftExpress.com published a scouting report update on University of Washington point guard Abdul Gaddy, and the results were not pretty.

Gaddy, a high school teammate of one-and-done Texas guard and Boston Celtic draft pick Avery Bradley, was a highly-regarded naitonal prospect and big time recruiting get for Lorenzo Romar after he decommitted from the University of Arizona.

Givony's report doesn't mince words: Gaddy, a Bellarmine graduate from Tacoma, Washington, has a lot to work on if he hopes to join Bradley in the NBA.

Besides his pedigree and obvious youth, it's very difficult to find too many positive things to say about Gaddy's first year in college, as he struggled in every facet of the game and ended up ranking as the least productive prospect in all of college basketball, by a fairly large margin.

As a shot-creator, Gaddy struggled badly last season. His average first step hampers his slashing ability considerably going up against good defenders, resulting in him coughing the ball up on 33% of his possessions,second worst amongst all NCAA prospects last season

He must also learn how to operate more efficiently and assertively with fewer dribbles than he was accustomed to in high school, something that was painfully obvious at times last season.

Givony does point out that Gaddy does still have one thing going for himself: his age.  At 18, Gaddy is a young sophomore and has plenty of development time left in his college career.