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1 - Ricardo Ledo

6-6, 197 Shooting Guard
PROVIDENCE_65.GIF Providence Freshman
Birthday
09/10/92 (27.2 yrs)
Hometown
Barrington, RI
High School
South Kent
Team Site Profile
Athleticism
8
Size
8
Defense
7
Strength
6
Quickness
8
Leadership
6
Jump Shot
8
NBA Ready
7
Ball Handling
9
Potential
9
Passing
8
Intangibles
6

NBA Comparison: Qyntel Woods

Strengths: Great size for a shooting guard to go along with top notch scoring instincts … Very advanced handle used to create separation … Able to create his own shot from a variety of places on the court, adept at changing speeds … Has a great ability to see the floor, willing passer … Played PG many times throughout his prep career, can be relied upon as primary ball handler at times … Potential to guard multiple positions as well as fill multiple positions in an offensive set … Can stretch the floor, has a high release on his shot … Quick hands that give him an advantage on both sides of the court … Finishes well with either hand, hard to force into a weak spot … Can move quite well laterally, has definite potential to be a solid wing defender … High basketball IQ, seems to have a natural ability and sense of where to best operate on the floor … Deceptive athlete if not an explosive one, which is really what makes his offensive skill set something to constantly taken into account as an opposing defender … Wild card prospect with a lot of upside …

Weaknesses: Used to playing with the ball in his hands, playing off the ball may be quite an adjustment … Lacks optimal upper body strength at this point and can have trouble with contact … Inconsistent shooting mechanics, as well as sometimes being plagued by poor shot selection … Character concerns since he was in high school, had to sit out his entire freshman season at Providence due to academic issues only to enter the draft … Lack of experience against top notch college competition, major unknown as to how he reacts against higher competition … Questions about the level of effort, energy as to whether Ledo brings this on a consistent basis … Very used to being the top option, some wonder whether he will adhere to playing a role and finding a niche at a pro level or whether he has the ability to adhere to a team setting … Conditioning needs some work, was out of high level basketball for a year and he will more than likely take time to adjust to the NBA game speed

Notes: Measured 6’6 (in shoes) 193 lbs, with a 6’7 wingspan at the 2011 LeBron James Skills Academy … Talent is undeniable, there was a definite reason that Ledo was so highly regarded as a 2-guard prospect at the HS level … Concerns still loom quite large, with teams questioning whether the visible upside is worth the risk that goes along with his reputation … Has shown that he wants to compete, appears to be saying and doing the right things, no real horror stories from his time at Providence this past year … Definite sleeper who could enter the first round discussion, though the question marks more than likely relegate him to the 2nd round … At a time was seen as possibly going undrafted, though the buzz is that he may just be too talented for a team not to gamble on a possible high level scoring guard with his type of versatility

Michael Visenberg 5/27/13

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