ESPN basketball recruiting analysts Reggie Rankin and John Stovall checked in yesterday from the Kevin Durant Skills Academy in Chicago, and offered high praise for the shooting ability of Notre Dame Prep swingman and Providence native Ricardo Ledo.
Of the 6-foot-6 Ledo, the No. 3 shooting guard and No. 13 overall player in the Class of 2012, they wrote the following:
Ledo has great size and athletic ability. He can score in a variety of ways and has NBA range on his jumper. He shoots over smaller defenders with ease and can get hot and knock down two or three in a row before the defense knows what hit it. He sprints the floor, spots up and spaces to the open area on the side of dribble penetration. Ledo has continued to build his game, especially in the ballhandling department, and has a long list of schools that includes Kentucky, Providence, UConn, Florida, Miami, Florida State and Arizona.
In a separate piece, Stovall writes about "What We Learned" from the Kevin Durant, Amare Stoudemire and Deron Williams skills academies, and notes the abundance of bigs in the Class of 2012. Locally, that included Andre Drummond, Kaleb Tarczewski and Mitch McGary.