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Ricky Ledo is enrolled at South Kent (Conn.) for the full year and plans to go to Providence in the fall of 2012, his AAU coach, Todd Quarles, told SNY.tv
The 6-foot-7 Providence commit recently left Notre Dame Prep (Mass.) after spending the first part of last season at South Kent before departing for Notre Dame.
South Kent coach Kelvin Jefferson did not respond to a text message seeking comment.
Ledo and Notre Dame coach Ryan Hurd had a falling out over how Ledo’s recruitment should be handled.
Ledo was ready to commit to Providence, his hometown school, but Hurd was quoted as saying he felt Ledo should wait and let the recruiting process unfold.
One source close to the situation said Ledo did not graduate from Notre Dame Prep and needs two or three core courses, thus he would need to go the JUCO route or get a waiver from the NCAA in order to qualify for college basketball. Student-athletes must graduate within four years to be college eligible.
Another source close to Ledo said he believed Ledo was much closer to qualifying than that.
“I certainly wish Ricky the best and hope that, at some point,” Hurd said, “this journey he’s been on is going to end up with him on a college campus someday.”
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.