September 10, 1992 |
Providence, Rhode Island
|Nationality||American / Puerto Rican|
|Listed height||6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)|
|Listed weight||195 lb (88 kg)|
|High school||Bishop Hendricken (Warwick, Rhode Island)
St. Andrew's (Barrington, Rhode Island)
Notre Dame Prep (Fitchburg, Massachusetts)
South Kent (South Kent, Connecticut)
|NBA draft||2013 / Round: 2 / Pick: 43rd overall|
|Selected by the Milwaukee Bucks|
|Pro playing career||2013–present|
|Stats at NBA.com|
Ricardo "Ricky" Ledo (born September 10, 1992) is an American-Puerto Rican professional basketball player who currently plays for the Texas Legends of the NBA D-League, on assignment from the Dallas Mavericks of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He committed to play for the Providence Friars, but the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) ruled him academically ineligible to play during his freshman season in 2012–13. Ledo never played a minute for the Friars that season, and at the end of the year he declared he was entering the 2013 NBA Draft.
During his high school career, Ledo spent his first two years enrolled at Bishop Hendricken High School in Warwick, Rhode Island. Ledo attended St. Andrew's School in Barrington, Rhode Island, Notre Dame Preparatory School in Fitchburg, Massachusetts, and South Kent School South Kent, Connecticut. At St. Andrew's, Ledo's squad finished second in the NEPSAC Class B conference; at Notre Dame, he led the team to the Prep National Finals; and, at South Kent, he was a Second Team All-Conference performer as a senior.
Ledo was rated the #21 overall college prospect by ESPN and was a McDonald's All-American. He committed to play for Providence College in his home state of Rhode Island. In September of his freshman year, the NCAA ruled him academically ineligible due to not having enough credits. He stayed at school with the hope that he would be eligible during the second semester, but the NCAA never reinstated him.
After spending one year at Providence without being able to play, Ledo declared for the 2013 NBA Draft. Despite never playing a single game in his career with Providence, he is still credited by the NBA as a player that came out of Providence as opposed to high school.
Ledo was selected by the Milwaukee Bucks with the 43rd pick (second round) in the 2013 NBA Draft. His draft rights were then traded to the Philadelphia 76ers and finally to the Dallas Mavericks. He officially signed a four-year contract worth $3.32 million with the Mavs on July 24, 2013.
On November 30, 2013, he was assigned to the Texas Legends.
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