What has Ledo done to help his cause?
Standing vert 27in.
Max vert 33in.
Body Fat 10.3
Not impressed at all especially with his Body Fat percentage, it shows lack of work ethic while he sat out the whole year.
To be fair, it can be hard to stay in game shape when you're not playing, nothing helps your conditioning more than actual games.
I agree but you at least come to the combine in tip top shape. You may not agree here because Selby played, but he was overweight the whole season and came to the combine back in HS shape.
He's a below average athlete compared to the guys in this draft, he hasn't stood out at all over the last couple days.
The only guy who came in with a worse body fat% was a guy coming off of injury (Ryan Kelly).
The physical is not impressive at all.
Ricky's supposed to be a skill player though.
i wouldnt take this too seriously. body fat, being too small, not being strong enough etc.... all of these things have been proven to be bullsh*t. Ok not strong enough:Kevin Durant(arguably the 2nd best player in the league) Too small: AI was MVP...Ledo is going to be a star. The NBA isnt exactly 'by the book' anymore. anyone who knows basketball knows this
You really think someone projected as a second round pick and hasnt played a college game is going to be a star? You obviously have drawn this conslusion from watching his highlight tapes. You're not an NBA scout so don't act like you are
The body fat is a little off, but he can get that down, he was off for a while and it just ballooned up a bit. Did you see Ryan Kelly's body fat?!?! 14.8%!! That means he has 33.74 pounds of FAT on him haha. But At least Ledo is hustling! Check out Chad Ford's tweet below. Show enough heart and raw skill, someone will take a chance on him.
Chad Ford @chadfordinsider 1h
Vander Blue and Ricky Ledo on the floor wrestling for the ball. Competition much more intense today. #NBADraftCombine
The NBA combine is the most overrated evaulation you can have of a player, any combine to be honest. The only pure way to judge a player is by game performance. Ive played College and Pro and it has been guys that are great practice and drill players and they cant produce when it is game time and vise versa there are guys who arent practice players but come and give it all they have and make a difference everygame. Combines are overrated.
Combines are overrated if a team is totally enamored by a guy who wasn't that talented ( Miles Plumlee "cough" "cough") but most teams just view it as a closer look, a small piece of the total process.
Since you have played college and pro surely you can appreciate the difference in level of competition. Ledo hasn't played any games since high school, for an enigma like him standing out in this environment is a little more important than a guy who dropped 16 ppg for his team this past season. For guys like he and Norville Pelle, this kind of event means a lot more than a guy with dozens of college games to look at. Looking at Ledo in a high school game just doesn't have the same relevance as watching Tim Hardaway Jr. against Lousville.
For him he needed to stand out to draw more interest, but he really didnt, and it may be an indicator he's probably going to end up being a 2nd round pick.