Ricky Ledo

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Ricky Ledo
Ricky Ledo 1 - Anadolu Efes S.K. 20171215 (cropped).jpg
Ledo in 2017
No. 7 – Vaqueros de Bayamón
Position Shooting guard
League BSN
Personal information
Born (1992-09-10) September 10, 1992 (age 25)
Providence, Rhode Island
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)
Listed weight 195 lb (88 kg)
Career information
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
Playing career 2013–present
Career history
20132015 Dallas Mavericks
2013–2015Texas Legends
2015 New York Knicks
2015–2016 Reno Bighorns
2016 Santeros de Aguada
2016–2017 Yeşilgiresun Belediye
2017 Baskonia
2017 Anadolu Efes
2018 Wisconsin Herd
2018–present Vaqueros de Bayamón
Career highlights and awards
Stats at NBA.com
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Ricardo Julio "Ricky" Ledo (born September 10, 1992)[1] is an American professional basketball player for the Vaqueros de Bayamón of the Puerto Rican Baloncesto Superior Nacional (BSN). 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.[2] 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.[3]

High school career[edit]

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 in South Kent, Connecticut.[4] 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.[4]

College ineligibility[edit]

Ledo was rated the #21 overall college prospect by ESPN[2] and was a McDonald's All-American.[5] 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.[2][4] He stayed at school with the hope that he would be eligible during the second semester, but the NCAA never reinstated him.[3]

Professional career[edit]

Dallas Mavericks (2013–2015)[edit]

After spending one year at Providence without being able to play, Ledo declared for the 2013 NBA draft.[2] 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 overall pick in the 2013 NBA draft. His draft rights were then traded to the Philadelphia 76ers and finally to the Dallas Mavericks. On July 24, 2013, he signed his rookie scale contract with the Mavericks.[6] During his rookie and sophomore seasons, he had multiple assignments with the Texas Legends of the NBA Development League.[7] In order to make room for the signing of Amar'e Stoudemire, the Mavericks waived Ledo on February 18, 2015 after appearing in just 16 games over two seasons.[8] On March 3, he re-joined the Texas Legends.[9]

New York Knicks (2015)[edit]

On March 19, 2015, Ledo signed a 10-day contract with the New York Knicks.[10] On March 29, he signed a second 10-day contract with the Knicks.[11] On April 3, he scored a career-high 21 points in an 87-101 loss to the Washington Wizards.[12] On April 8, he signed with the Knicks for the rest of the season.[13] On July 30, he was waived by the Knicks.[14]

Reno Bighorns (2015–2016)[edit]

On October 30, 2015, he was acquired by the Reno Bighorns of the NBA Development League.[15] On February 8, 2016, he was named in the West All-Star team for the 2016 NBA D-League All-Star Game as a replacement for Erick Green, who received an NBA call-up, after averaging 20.1 points, 6.4 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 29.9 minutes in 30 games.[16]

International career and G League (2016–present)[edit]

On April 21, 2016, Ledo signed with Santeros de Aguada of the Puerto Rican League.[17] Two days later he made his debut for Santeros in an 80–79 loss to the Atléticos de San Germán, recording 21 points, four rebounds, two assists and one steal in 28 minutes.[18][19] On May 12, he was waived by Santeros.[20]

On August 12, 2016, Ledo signed with Turkish BSL club Yeşilgiresun Belediye for the 2016–17 Basketbol Süper Ligi season.[21] Ledo finished the season as scoring champion, after he averaged 21.1 points per game.[22] After the end of the Turkish season, on May 14, 2017, Ledo signed with Spanish club Baskonia for the 2017 ACB Playoffs.[23]

On June 7, 2017, Ledo signed a two-year deal with Turkish club Anadolu Efes.[24] He was released by Efes after appearing in six BSL games and twelve EuroLeague games. In January 2018, he was acquired by the Wisconsin Herd of the NBA G League,[25] where he played in 17 games, averaging 15.3 points, 6.5 rebounds, 2.7 assists and 1.6 steals in 33.9 minutes.[26] On March 27, after the G League season concluded, he signed with Vaqueros de Bayamón of the Puerto Rican League.[27]

NBA career statistics[edit]

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field goal percentage  3P%  3-point field goal percentage  FT%  Free throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high

Regular season[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2013–14 Dallas 11 0 3.0 .353 .375 1.000 .2 .2 .1 .0 1.7
2014–15 Dallas 5 0 2.2 .000 .000 .500 .4 .2 .0 .0 .2
2014–15 New York 12 0 19.4 .356 .417 .750 2.8 1.5 .5 .1 7.4
Career 28 0 9.9 .336 .371 .769 1.4 .8 .3 .0 3.9

References[edit]

  1. ^ Visenberg, Michael (May 27, 2013). "Ricardo Ledo". NBADraft.net. Sports Phenoms, Inc. Retrieved June 12, 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c d Lombardi, Matt (April 11, 2013). "Providence's Best Recruit In Years, Ricky Ledo, Declares For The NBA Without Even Playing A Game For The Friars". CollegeSpun.com. College Spun, LLC. Retrieved June 13, 2013. 
  3. ^ a b "Ricky Ledo didn't play a game at Providence last year, still among top point guards in draft". FoxNews.com. FOX News Network, LLC. June 4, 2013. Retrieved June 10, 2013. 
  4. ^ a b c Farrahar, Kevin (June 2, 2013). "Breaking Down Ricky Ledo". FriarBasketball.com. Wordpress. Retrieved June 13, 2013. 
  5. ^ "NBA Draft 2013: Ricky Ledo scouting report". SB Nation NBA News. Vox Media, Inc. May 1, 2013. Retrieved June 13, 2013. 
  6. ^ MacMahon, Tim (July 24, 2013). "Mavs sign second-round pick Ricky Ledo". ESPN.com. ESPN, Inc. Retrieved July 25, 2013. 
  7. ^ "All-Time NBA Assignments". NBA.com. Retrieved November 8, 2015. 
  8. ^ Townsend, Brad (February 18, 2015). "Mavericks officially sign Amar'e Stoudemire, waive Ricky Ledo". DallasNews.com. Archived from the original on February 19, 2015. Retrieved February 18, 2015. 
  9. ^ "Legends Acquire Ricky Ledo". OurSportsCentral.com. March 3, 2015. Retrieved March 3, 2015. 
  10. ^ "Knicks Sign Ricky Ledo to 10-Day Contract". NBA.com. March 19, 2015. Retrieved March 19, 2015. 
  11. ^ "Knicks sign Ricky Ledo to second 10-day contract". InsideHoops.com. March 29, 2015. Retrieved March 29, 2015. 
  12. ^ "Gortat and Beal lead Wizards past Knicks 101-87". NBA.com. April 3, 2015. Retrieved April 3, 2015. 
  13. ^ "Knicks Sign Ricky Ledo For Remainder of Season". NBA.com. April 8, 2015. Retrieved April 8, 2015. 
  14. ^ "Knicks waive Ricky Ledo". InsideHoops.com. July 30, 2015. Retrieved July 31, 2015. 
  15. ^ "Bighorns Complete Two Trades Prior to Draft Day". OurSportsCentral.com. October 30, 2015. Retrieved October 30, 2015. 
  16. ^ "RICKY LEDO NAMED AS REPLACEMENT IN THE NBA D-LEAGUE ALL-STAR GAME". NBA.com. February 8, 2016. Retrieved February 8, 2016. 
  17. ^ Modestti, Luis (April 21, 2016). "Santeros añaden a Ricky Ledo como importado". BSNpr.com (in Spanish). Retrieved April 22, 2016. 
  18. ^ Modestti, Luis (April 23, 2016). "Victorias para los Atléticos, Leones, Brujos y Atenienses". BSNpr.com (in Spanish). Retrieved April 25, 2016. 
  19. ^ "Regular Season Round 29: San German - Aguada 80-79". Eurobasket.com. April 23, 2016. Retrieved April 25, 2016. 
  20. ^ Modestti, Luis (May 12, 2016). "Varios equipos se refuerzan en la postemporada". BSNPR.com (in Spanish). Retrieved May 15, 2016. 
  21. ^ "Ricky Ledo signs with Yesilgiresun". Sportando.com. August 12, 2016. Retrieved August 12, 2016. 
  22. ^ BSL'de sezonun istatistik şampiyonları belli oldu (in Turkish)
  23. ^ "Baskonia agreed to terms with Ricky Ledo". Sportando.com. May 14, 2017. Retrieved June 7, 2017. 
  24. ^ "Anadolu Efes lands Ricky Ledo". Euroleague.net. June 7, 2017. Retrieved June 7, 2017. 
  25. ^ "Ricky Ledo to join Wisconsin Herd". Sportando.com. January 26, 2018. Retrieved January 26, 2018. 
  26. ^ "Ricky Ledo player profile". RealGM.com. Retrieved January 26, 2018. 
  27. ^ "Ricky Ledo signs with Vaqueros de Bayamon". Sportando.com. March 27, 2018. Retrieved April 15, 2018. 

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