NBA Draft’s Potential Celtics: Providence G Ricky Ledo
|06.18.13 at 6:34 pm ET|
As part of WEEI.com’s coverage of the 2013 NBA draft, here is one in a series of profiles of players who could be available to the Celtics when they make their lone selection at No. 16.
Weight: 195 pounds
Achievements: Jordan High School All-American (2012)
Key 2012-13 stats: Ledo did not play in 2012-13.
What he brings: Ledo comes equipped with the ability to be either a shooting guard or point guard, having done the latter for PC’s scout team this season. He’s strong athletically and is a solid ball-handler, based on his performance at the NBA combine, according to draftexpress.com, which called him ‘a long-term project’ due to his lack of experience. Providence coach Ed Cooley commended the guard’s shooting ability while also noting his impressive range in this NBA.com piece.
Back before he went to Providence, draftexpress.com wrote that he was a ‘mixed bag’ on defense, though the potential was certainly there for him to be very good on that end, both on and off the ball. That November 2011 showing also earned Ledo an O.J. Mayo comparison.
Notes: Ledo’s development has been hampered because he was limited to practicing with the Friars in 2012-13 due to his status as a ‘partial qualifier’ for issues stemming from his attending four high schools in five years, a trend that has caused concern among some when evaluating his character. ‘¦ As a senior at South Kent (Conn.) Prep, he averaged 23.4 point and 6.2 rebounds per game. ‘¦ While he briefly attended St. Andrew’s in Barrington, R.I., he was teammates with fellow draft prospect Michael Carter-Williams.
Video: Set to Flawless Tracks’ ‘Best Kept Secret,’ here are highlights from one of Ledo’s workouts last month.