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Ricky Ledo

  • Full Name: Ricky Ledo
  • Position: Shooting Guard
  • Height/Weight: 6-6 / 197
  • Birthdate: September 10, 1992
  • College: Providence
Milwaukee Bucks (Traded to Dallas Mavericks on draft night) Round 2: Pick 43
 

- No College Play Not An Obstacle For Ledo
- Ledo Making The Rounds Before Draft

Strengths
- Good shooter
- Can create or facilitate off the bounce
- Good athlete
- Solid handle

Weaknesses
- Defense has to get tighter
- Has to get bigger and stronger

NBA projection
Some scouts that watched Ledo in Providence practices rated him a first-round talent. And he demonstrated at the Chicago Pre-Draft combine that he's got the tools to be an NBA shooting guard. But that small sample size will give some teams pause. Because Ledo was ineligible in 2012-13, there isn't much to go on. And teams will wonder why, counting Providence, Ledo attended five schools in six years. But if a team can invest time developing Ledo's obvious scoring skills, he could one day be regarded as one of the steals of the 2013 Draft.

2012-13 Season
Ledo never played for Providence because he was rated a partial qualifier by the NCAA and was forced to sit out the 2012-13 season. He was able to practice with the Friars, though, and he impressed some NBA scouts who watched him in that setting. In high school, Ledo was rated a consensus top 25 player and top-five shooting guard in his class.

Key statistics
(at South Kent School in 2011-12) 23.4 ppg | 6.2 rpg

Cool statistic
Ledo scored 31 points in the National Prep Championship quarterfinals versus Tilton in 2011-12.

Reminds me of...
MarShon Brooks

What Insiders Say
Providence coach Ed Cooley
"Ricky is one of the most talented players that I have had the opportunity to coach. I am sure he will enjoy a very productive professional career."

What Outsiders Say
Trainer John Lucas
"When you see him, no one will worry about his talent. I love his skill set," Lucas told the Providence Journal. "But he also has to be ready to explain the moving around so much. If you're picking him, it's on his potential, which he has a lot of. But his biggest weakness is convincing people he's a pro off the court."

-- Profile by Chris Dortch, editor of the Blue Ribbon College Basketball Yearbook. Follow him @cdortch