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.
After committing last Christmas Eve and then decommitting, the 6-foot-7 Notre Dame Prep wing called Providence coach Ed Cooley Monday to announce his pledge.
“I grew up in Providence and it feels like the perfect fit,” he told ESPN.com. “I trust coach Cooley. He’s one of the reasons that Providence can get back on top.”
Multiple sources said Ledo, a Providence native, could indeed land at Providence later this year.
“He’s got a chance to be here second semester this year,” one source said.
“I’m not sure what I’m going to do yet (this year) but we’ll talk to my family and see what we can do,” Ledo told ESPN.com
Ledo nearly pulled the trigger for Providence last week, only to hold off.
He joins point guard Kris Dunn and shooting guard Josh Fortune in Providence’s 2012 haul.
He chose the Friars over Kentucky, Syracuse, UConn and West Virginia.
Dave Telep of ESPN.com first Tweeted the Ledo news.
**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.
A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013.
He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.