Recruiting, Gary Bedore’s Basketball Notebook, May 31, 2008

Abdul Gaddy, a 6-foot-3 senior-to-be from Bellarmine High in Tacoma, Wash., on Friday backed out of his oral commitment to Arizona. He told he’s still considering UA as well as KU, Memphis, Texas, Oregon, Washington, Gonzaga and others..

Avery Bradley, a 6-3 senior, also from Bellarmine High, told Rivals he’s considering KU, Arizona, USC, Texas, UCLA and Washington.

Gaddy is ranked No. 14 and Bradley 17 in the Class of 2009.

Stephenson down to three?

Lance Stephenson, a 6-5 senior-to-be from Lincoln High in Brooklyn, N.Y., has narrowed his list of schools to KU, USC and UCLA, according to the Northwest Arkansas News. The country’s No. 7-rated player also has mentioned Indiana, Memphis, North Carolina, Seton Hall and others in the past.