A very intriguing name for Boston Celtics fans to keep an eye on this summer is former Providence guard Ricardo Ledo. He has quite the story. He actually never played a game for Providence this past season but was still involved with the program. He did not qualify to play for the program this year, and no one was sure if he would return for his sophomore season and actually play for the Friars, or if he would declare for the NBA Draft. He chose the latter, and it will be very interesting to see where he is selected this summer. He was one of the best high school players in the country a few years ago and has always been extremely talented. If the draft were solely based on talent, he would be right near the top. Unfortunately, he comes with a cloudy background, and teams will surely have to do their homework on him. He was a great recruit for Friars head coach Ed Cooley, and it is unfortunate for Friars fans that they will never see him play in college.
The Celtics will be in a position where they strongly consider drafting based on upside. In Ledo’s case, he really doesn’t have much of a background to look back on. He has his high school tape, but that was over a year ago and things have obviously changed since then. He is projected to be a high volume scorer at the next level and can create offense in a number of different ways. He isn’t expected to go in the middle of the first round yet, but with strong summer workouts, it wouldn’t be shocking to see him go somewhere in the round one.
The Celtics will keep their tabs on Ledo this summer.
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