Ricky Ledo, SG, Providence
After sitting out the 2012-13 NCAA season as a partial qualifier (academically ineligible), Ledo, the 21st ranked high school player in the nation a year ago, declared for the Draft. He is a fast riser. He has ideal size, can shoot, and is a strong, athletic wing. Offensively, he may be one of the most complete scorers available. He’s got a smooth jumper and can get to the rim with supreme handles. He’s not necessarily an elite athlete but is quick enough to get by. His instincts, creativity and confidence arguably make up for any of his offensive short comings. Most of the questions about Ledo stem from his ineligibility and a questionable effort level. However, there is no question Ledo is a lottery caliber talent. Most mock Drafts point to Ledo as a mid-to-late first-round pick, including Chad Ford projecting him to the Clippers at No. 25.
“He played point guard many times throughout his prep career and can be relied upon as primary ball handler at times,” Michael Visenberg of NBA Draft.net wrote. “He has potential to guard multiple positions as well as fill multiple positions in an offensive set and can stretch the floor, has a high release on his shot.”
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