Posted by Jeff Borzello
HAMPTON, Va. – It’s hard to keep a constant eye on Ricardo Ledo these days.
Ledo, a 6-foot-6 guard and one of the top players in the class of 2012, attended two high schools this past season and also switched AAU teams from last season. He started at South Kent Prep (Conn.) and ended at Notre Dame Prep (Mass.), while also switching from Expressions to the Albany City Rocks for the NIKE Elite Youth Basketball League.
No matter what team he suits up for, though, Ledo has been putting on a show.
On Saturday at the EYBL, Ledo demonstrated his full arsenal offensively, knocking down outside shots and also getting to the rim at will against defenders. He knows how to get defenders off-balance and is not afraid to rise up over opponents. Ledo’s length, size and skill set make him a match-up nightmare for most teams.
As for recruiting, since he decommitted from Providence in late January, Ledo has been hearing from a number of schools.
He listed Texas, Florida, Kansas, Kentucky, Providence, Connecticut, UCLA and West Virginia as his main suitors, later adding Louisville and Virginia Tech to the group.
“I just wanted to see the rest of my options,” Ledo said as to why he decommitted from the Friars.
With a new staff settling in at Providence, the Friars are back in consideration.
“[Ed Cooley] is from Providence, so my family knows him,” Ledo said. “But in the end, they’re looking for the best situation for me.”
After making an early commitment on Christmas Day this past year, Ledo is planning on being patient with the process this time around.
“I’m looking for somewhere I can play, where I will earn it,” he said. “I also want to win, I want to get to the tournament.”