Ricky Ledo and South Kent participated in the National Prep Showcase on Friday night in New Haven, CT. His team won, he hit a boatlaod of threes, and he probably muttered “THIS IS FOR YOU JEFF GOODMAN” during one of his awe-inspiring dunks. Or so I’d like to think.
New England Recruiting Report: National Prep Showcase – Day 1 Recap
South Kent School (CT) 94, La Jolla Prep (CA) 74
Providence College signee Ricardo Ledo (37 points, five assists, four rebounds) was the star of the show and had by far the most dominant performance of the day on Friday. He had a few highlight-reel dunks, while knocking down five three-pointers in the first half (he had seven threes in all).
Lots of writers and scouts were in the house and they had lots of great things to say about the future Friar.
Some other tweets as the game went on:
@jeffborzello: Ricardo Ledo has it cookin’ tonight…17 points in the first 10 1/2 minutes, including several deep 3s.
@5starbasketball: Ricardo Ledo can flat out score–lighting it up here in this first half with 4 treys already.
@rodgerbohn: 6’6 #providence recruit Ricardo Ledo is on fire early on at #nps. Shooting the lights out,making good reads,and getting any shot he wants
@DraftExpress: Ricky Ledo showing a complete scoring arsenal. Deep range, hesitation moves, pull-up Js, great ball-handling. Body language much improved.
@HoopDreamsmag: There is no way, there is 21 people better then Ricardo Ledo #NPS #HoopDreamsMag
@DaveTelep: It’s freezing in here but Ricardo Ledo is SO HOT. Pulled up from about 28 feet — bottom. #nps
@ebosshoops: Ledo with 22 at the half with five threes. Locked out league range threes at that
@DraftExpress: 22 points in the first half for Ricky Ledo on 13 shots. Also 3 assists. Providence assistant here in the stands can’t contain himself. #nps
@EvanDanielscout: Ricardo Ledo may be the best scorer in the country. Gets his shot when he wants & how he wants. Range is deep. 22 at half. #NPS
@jeffborzello: Ricky Ledo bangs a 3 at the halftime buzzer to give him 22 for the game so far. Five 3-pointers. When he’s on, he’s unguardable. #NPS
@EvanDanielscout: Ledo just tossed it off the backboard to himself. Kid came to play today. Impressive. Been waiting for someone to take over all day. #NPS
@ChrisBradley13: Ledo just tossed it off the backboard to himself, one handed tommahawk slam, my goodness gracious
@5starbasketball: Ledo putting on a clinic. 30 points with 11 minutes to play here at #NPS 68-56 South Kent in control over La Jolla
@bosworthhoops: South Kent is pulling away 79-62 on the back of Rick Ledo. Somewhere Ed Cooley is smiling.
@hooprootz: Ledo with a swan lake shake from the right wing to get into the lane and bust a fall away tear drop..all net..give him 37..88-67 w/2 #nps