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Ahead of the 2012-2013 season, the Providence College basketball program landed one of the biggest recruits in the nation – Ricky Ledo. The hometown prep star (ranked No. 21 overall by ESPN) was supposed to help rebuild the Friars’ program and take them back to the NCAA Tournament – a place they haven’t been since 2004. But in early September, those plans were put on hold.
Due to academic eligibility issues, Ledo was not allowed to play this past season, though he was granted the ability to practice with the team. Providence finished with a record of 9-9 in the Big East, a five game improvement from the prior season, without Ledo. Surely adding Ledo to the mix for 2013-2014 would be enough to get the Friars over the hump – right?
It turns out they won’t have him then, either. Ledo announced he’ll be turning pro without ever playing a game for the school. Providence released an official statement from Ledo:
“I want to thank Providence College for the opportunity to be a F...
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Providence freshman guard Ricky Ledo is entering the NBA draft
Ledo, a Providence native, says Tuesday he ''felt he could not pass up this opportunity to enter the NBA draft now.''
In September, the NCAA ruled that Ledo could not compete in games for the Friars in 2012-13, but he did practice and work out with the team during the season. The 6-foot-6 Ledo did not...
Reports indicated that Ricky Ledo would meet with head coach Ed Cooley upon Cooley’s arrival back in Providence on Tuesday after the Final Four. It didn’t take long for word to leak out that Ledo had decided to enter the NBA draft and forego next season with the Friars.
Ben McLemore is one and done at Kansas. Ricky Ledo is none and done with Providence.
McLemore, Kansas' talented freshman guard, was among several underclassmen who wasted little time in declaring for the NBA draft on Tuesday, the day after the college season ended.
Ledo, Providence, R.I., native, practiced with the Friars this season but never played because he failed to qualify...