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December 21, 2011 at 4:15 PM

Abdul Gaddy talks about roles, chemistry and Tony Wroten

Washington junior guard Abdul Gaddy told KJR-AM he understands his job is to create shots for teammates, but admitted the Huskies are still learning their roles.
“I’m think I’m running the team well, but I think I can do more,” Gaddy said during an interview with Dave Mahler. “I think I can just get more rebounds and get more assists. I think scoring can take care of itself because we have scorers on our team.
“And I’m not a me-first guy at all. I don’t think anybody on our team is a me-first guy. But the way our team is built we get it to our scorers and that’s my job is to make sure all of our scorers on the team get the ball in the right position to where they can be successful and get us buckets.”
When asked about the team’s chemistry, Gaddy said it’s a work in progress.
“Sometimes some of us don’t know how to play off of each other,” he said. “We got to play to each other’s strengths, but we’re still learning. We got a lot of young guys and they’re still learning the whole system. I think that will get better in time.”
Gaddy also defended freshman Tony Wroten Jr., Washington’s leading scorer who has drawn criticism for erratic play.
“He does a lot of great things for us,” Gaddy said. “He gives us a lot of toughness and I think a lot of people don’t see that. They just see the fact that he may turn the ball over five times.
“But we see as a team that he’s high risk, high reward. We know he’s going to make some spectacular plays and we know he’s going to make some bad plays. But that’s him being him. And we need him to be aggressive at all times for our team to be successful.

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