Ricky Ledo

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Ricky Ledo
Position: Guard
Height: 6'7"
Weight: 200
Nationality: American
Born: 9/10/1992
Birthplace: Providence, RI
Draft: Second Round
Drafted By: Milwaukee
College: Providence
NBA Career: 2013-2015
Mavs Tenure: 2013-2015

Ricky Ledo (born September 10, 1992 in Providince, Rhode Island) was obtained by the Dallas Mavericks in a draft-night trade, on June 28, 2013, from the Philadelphia 76ers.

Ledo, a Jordan All-American and 2012 SLAM High School Third Team All-American, had a phenomenal senior season at South Kent High School in South Kent, Connecticut, averaging 23.4 points and 6.2 rebounds per game. Ranked as the nation's No. 6 shooting guard by ESPN.com, the No. 5 shooting guard by Scout.com and the No. 2 shooting guard by Rivals.com, Ledo was highly recruited as his high school career came to an end.

He looked no farther than his hometown as he decided to attend Providence College.

The Friars' record had improved by five games in 2012-2013 and the program had high hopes for what the next season would bring with Ledo on the court. They felt certain he would help return the team to the the greatness it once knew.

Things didn't exactly work out the way either Providence of Ledo had hoped as due to academic eligibility problems, he was ineligible to play in games as a freshman but was allowed to practice with the team. Following the season, the 6'7 guard decided to forego his remaining collegiate and declared for the NBA draft.

Taken in the second round with the 43rd overall pick by the Milwaukee Bucks in the 2013 NBA Draft, Ledo was traded twice before the night was over. First off, the Bucks sent his rights to Philadelphia with a future second round pick in exchange fo the draft rights to the 38th overall pick Nate Wolters. Wasting no time the 76ers then sent Ledo's rights to Dallas for a future second round pick.

Ledo averaged 7.3 points, 3.8 rebounds, 1.3 assists and 21.5 minutes in six games for the Mavs' entry in the NBA Las Vegas Summer League.

His rookie season would serve as a training ground for the young guard. By early February he had been up and down with Dallas' D-League team, the Texas Legends, no less than four times. While time was limited with the big club, his time in Frisco was providing valuable experience from which Ledo can build.

2014-2015 would be more of the same for Ledo with seven round trips between Dallas and Texas of the D-League. He saw action in five games for the Mavericks before being waived on February 18, 2015 when the Mavs signed free agent forward Amar'e Stoudemire.

For his Mavericks career he appeared in 16 games averaging 1.3 points in 2.8 minutes.