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 will be able to practice but not play for Providence this season.
The 6-foot-5 wing from Providence was ruled a partial qualifier with full participation but is exempt from competition this season. He is currently enrolled in classes and can compete during the 2013-14 season, according to the Providence Journal.
Providence coach Ed Cooley told the Journal Ledo “is in good spirits. He’s appreciative of being here but he knows he has work to do. This is a great opportunity for Ricky.”
Cooley’s once-acclaimed recruiting class has now taken several major hits. McDonald’s All-American point guard Kris Dunn is out with a serious shoulder injury.
“It effects our team in terms of depth, especially with the injury to Kris Dunn,” Cooley said. “We hope to have Kris and Sidiki Johnson (a transfer from Arizona) in late December so we’ll have limited numbers early on.”
Ledo attended four high schools in five years, and questions about his transcript lingered throughout his career.
“I am happy to be a student at Providence College,” Ledo said in a statement. “It has always been a dream of mine to represent PC and I am looking forward to my days as a student-athlete.”
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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He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.