He Will end up in the lottery
It will blow me if he ends up shutting down workouts because he has a promise.
Remember me Rudy Gay
what are you gonna do if he doesn't end up in the lottery??
I believe in Ricardo Ledo as a talent, I don't know if I believe in him as a player though.. I want to his skills are tantalizing. Kind of like a mini Durant. Not saying he will be the next Durant, just saying his playing style is similar.
I love how they use David Stern's draft intro from NBA 2K13, haha! But yes, I think he will rise up the charts before draft day. At least above his "bottom of the 2nd round" spot that he currently has in this site's mock.
Spot up jumpers in an empty gym and dunking in a warm-up line = lottery?
He played against the top players in High School and dominated. He has some resume. It would be really stupid not to draft someone because they didn't play college.
Too soon, I'm by no means advocating that he'll flop as I'm an admirer of his talent but from what I've read he seems like a head-case or more specifically "program killer" and teams will only be under reassured by his word alone during interviews. In my opinion he should've stayed and kept his nose clean but it could be that he's burned bridges at Providence thus forcing him to declare.
I could easily see a play-off team picking him up and sending him down to the D-League to fully mature which could turn out poorly due to his volatile attitude and being too good for that type of competition which begs the question which would you prefer to have from your second round pick: Player A, a hard worker and team player but not naturally gifted or Player B, highly talented but thinks the world owes him something?
Ledo might be happy to slip to the late first or better to the middle of the 2nd round. That would for shure be a disappointment in the first place but imagine a system like San Antonio, OKC, Miami or Indiana?
I still believe that Leonard in SA, George in Indiana and Perry Jones III in OKC are in the best hands to make major steps forward!
I don't like this whole where he gets drafted kind of thing. Look at what Faried has, a small salary for beeing drafted late but I bet he has a ton of money with sponsoring, so is making nice rookie money in general but had the chance to shine with his Nuggets team.
That's by the way I liked the last year draft because a lot of young players have fallen to the right teams. Drummond, Barnes, Davis or even the PJIII's and finally Robinson in Houston to name a few found excelent pieces or teams respectably!
I expect a lot of young talents from the 2012 draft to make big steps forward in their 2nd and 3rd years. Barnes really impressed me so far!!
Chris Douglas Roberts 2.0
Ricky Ledo, was indeed, a top high school recruit last season. But dominating against high school kids doesn't guarantee any sort of NBA success, nor hold any merit as being a lottery pick, especially with the character questions taht surround him.
I mean, would Brandon Ashley, Danuel House, Alex Poythress, Rasheed Sulaimon, Rodney Purvis, Sam Dekker, Dajuan Coleman be lottery picks? They can all boast they were ranked higher than Ricky Ledo in high school and dominated more than he did.
Ricky could go late first, if a team gets sold on him, but I see second rounder where there is no guaranteed contract. Sitting out a year doesn't mean he's not talented. He certainly is, but everyone in this draft is talented, I don't see him cracking the top 25, and I think his floor is around 45.
Wolf have you ever see ledo play or have you just seen highlights? Ledo has NBA ready game and at 6'7 while being one of the best shooters and handles in the draft class. Name one better scorer in the draft than ledo?
I've seen too many high school guards come into the NCAA highly touted and become very in-efficient players. He's years away from being able to be a regular player in the NBA because of his slight frame and lack of experience.
I've seen stuff online. I will admit I don't watch much high school ball, but what makes him any better than Quincey Miller? A lot of guys can put up great numbers scoring in one on one scenarios against high school competition, but struggle against college competition. I never said he was untalented, but what makes him special?
This is really the main thing though. The NBA is a grind, it's a full time job, and guys who just want to be rich and think their hype will give them success fall on their faces. Why would an NBA team invest a lottery pick, a guaranteed contract, roughly 12 million dollars on a guy who has been described as "A program killer" and "the single worst human being I'd ever been associated with on a basketball court" especially in light of another character issue guy (Royce White) being given the benefit of the doubt and making Houston look dumb for doing so? Why? Especially since he hasn't played in a sanctioned game in a year. 2nd round when there is no guaranteed contract you can take a chance, maybe late 1st when no one really expects those players to do much, but lotto? No way.
Exactly you have never seen him play and your analysis of him is pointless
You're a homer and your analysis of him is pointless. Actually your analysis of him and his situation is he will end up in the lottery, he has a great handle and great shot, yet failed to even address the character stuff. When push comes to shove NBA GM/s aren't fans, and Ledo doesn't have much appeal to someone making a calculated observation over who to invest 12 million dollars in. I know I'm right, we'll just have to see in a month and a half when Ricky Ledo is not chosen in the lottery.
Do you study these prospects for fun for your job cause it was said on here that you were some 30 year old
It's a hobby, I've done it a long time and I see no reason to stop because I am a certain age. That's why I don't get to watch a lot of high school ball, because I have a job and wife and whatnot, but I've always watched a ton of college and NBA.
I've never stop cause you were a certain age I just knew that you have some kind of background covering draft prospects
Yeah, nothing formal, just been doing it a long time. Anyways, It's not like I can't see Ledo's talent and upside, but I just feel teams will think his sample size is too small. He just seems risky. I know you like scorers, I read your post on Eric Green, who I also really like, but I just don't think Ricky, does enough outside of shooting and answers enough questions about his character in the past to get into the top 14 guys in this draft. That's all.
Ya I've also been reading from chad ford who currently has ledo at 29 after not having him in the top 60 a couple of weeks ago is hearing from a couple of gms and scouts who seen ledo practice all year swear he's one of the best players in the draft and will blow up during workout and that there are several teams in the late lottery who would consider him
Him getting an invite to the combine was a huge huge + on his behalf.
can someone elaborate or enlighten me please. I lnow one Aau coach i believe tweeted that he was a program killer. One aau coach, aau. I know the providence people have spoken highly of him. I just wanted to know if there is a rral issue or if people are saying this because an aau coach mafe a attacking tweet. Lets get this right, seems like hes getting a bad rap because some salty aau coach tried to assasinate his character via twitter. Please enlighten me
Ledo's "character issues" from my understanding are that he went to four different high schools when most prospects only go to three and he is not the sharpest tool in the shed when it comes to academics. Pretty sure he only lasted at the fourth HS, Notre Dame Prep, for a few months
do you know the reeason why that that program killer statement was said can someone even remind me who said. One guys random opinion and it just gets latched onto like its friggin gospel.
Anyway he looks real joe johnsonish in this vid (the young version)
not sure about lottery but 23 onwards why not
He went to 4 different high schools and it was his AAU coach that said those things. Those are red flags, man. If a kid jumps around to 4 different high schools, one of his coach calls him an awful human being, he's 4 months away from being 21 years old and hasn't played at a higher level than high school. Those are red flags. I've never met Ricky Ledo and I have nothing against him, but these are legitimate concerns to an NBA organization.
He's older than Ben McLemore, Otto Porter, Cody Zeller, Alex Len, Trey Burke, Bazz, KCP, and Shane Larkin who are all in the class ahead of him, but he only has high school experience.
Again, those are all legit concerns. I got nothing against the guy, I just look at his entire draft resume and I don't see a lottery pick. Late 1st is a possibility, but I still think it may be a bit of a stretch.
I love his shot trajectory.
and friars. Thanks for the response. I just wanted to know what the perception was based on