If the Huskies receiving a commitment from a Seattle-Tacoma area point guard who's ranked among the top five at his position nationally sounds familiar, that's because it is. Garfield star Tony Wroten's decision to wear purple and gold next year is reminiscent of Bellarmine star Abdul Gaddy committing to the Dawgs less than two years ago. Let's just hope Wroten doesn't shit his diapers like Gaddy did in his freshman year at Hec Ed; and let the office wagering begin (hear that, Neuheisel?) as to whether Wroten's imminent arrival will spell Gaddy's end.
The light at the end of Gaddy's tunnel is Overton's departure (he's a senior) at the conclusion of the 2010-2011 season. But then comes Wroten, a Benz to Gaddy's Hyundai who showed an admirable bit of selflessness in coming off the bench for the U.S. National Team as a defensive stopper and distributor in the U-17 world championships this summer in Germany. Wroten is bigger and better, more athletic and assertive than Gaddy. For his first team lunch, Wroten will doubtless be feasting on a plateful of Gaddy--and swiftly leapfrog him on the depth chart.
So what do you do if you're Gaddy? You transfer--not after this season, but immediately, when your lost frosh campaign can still be spun as the victim of immaturity and your stock is selling for more than a penny. Either that or you start fulfilling that absurd Second Coming of Kidd prophecy, ahora.