Adam Zagoria covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide.
Ricky Ledo has postponed a Thursday press conference to announce his college choice, according to Adam Finkelstein and Kevin McNamara.
The 6-foot-7 Ledo was to announce for either Providence, UConn, Syracuse, Kentucky or West Virginia, with Providence presumably getting the nod.
Instead, Ledo, who committed to the Friars last Christmas Eve, will hold off for now.
“The worst thing is for him [Ledo] to rush into any decision,” Notre Dame Prep head coach Ryan Hurd told McNamara of the Providence Journal. “It’s important for Ricky to get back to campus, get a grip on where his academics and recruitment all stands, and look forward to an important year.”
Ledo was at Providence last week the day new coach Ed Cooley landed a pledge from elite 2012 point guard Kris Dunn of New London, Conn.
“The athletic piece has taken care of itself,” Hurd said. “Ricky has to stay 100 percent focused on the academic piece in order to put himself in the best position to be successful.”
**Cooley looking to turn it around at Providence
**’Dunn’ deal for Providence
Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle.
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