Month: June 2013

Ricky Ledo Drafted 43rd Overall to Dallas

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Former Providence College bench warmer Ricky Ledo was selected in the second round (43rd overall) by the Dallas Mavericks last night. Originally drafted by the Bucks, it had been rumored that Ledo was possibly traded to a few different teams, including Dallas, Philadelphia, and Atlanta, making for a hectic 30 minutes or so after Ricky was originally drafted.

Dallas should be a good landing spot for Ledo, who’s had his share of troubles along the way. With an established franchise like the Mavericks, Ledo won’t have to step on to the NBA stage right away and should get some time to develop his game until he’s ready. They also have a championship pedigree over there, which should be beneficial for Ledo when molding his game.

Many Friar fans were behind Ricky in his decision to declare for the Draft, but many were not. For those who weren’t, it’s time to put Ricky in the past and move to what should be a great 2013-14 season for the Friars.

VC Gets His Chance

More importantly, Vincent Council has been invited to play in the NBA summer league for the Miami Heat after going undrafted last night. The all-time Big East assist leader was hoping to be a potential late second round pick. Council is well deserving of a shot, after working hard and doing it the right way for four years in a Friar uniform. Maybe Ricky should have taken some advice from Vince.

Friars Host Two Big Recruits

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                  Paschal Chukwu                                     Kaleb Joseph

(Photos: 247sports.com)

Ed Cooley continues to show why he is a force on the recruiting scene, bringing in and hosting two more big-time recruits on Wednesday.

Center Paschal Chukwu and point guard Kaleb Joseph were both on campus yesterday for unofficial visits, as Cooley looks to continue to bring in high quality players to better his program. Chukwu and Joseph, who are both in the class of 2014, have also been named in ESPN100 as top players for their class.

Chukwu, a 7-1 Westport, Connecticut native, has been labeled the top player in his state and 58th overall in ESPN100. He has drawn interest from the Friars, Boston College, Notre Dame, Connecticut, and Texas, but hasn’t received any official offers as of yet.

Joseph, a 6-3 Nashua, New Hampshire native, is also rated the top player in his state and 51st overall in ESPN100. Joseph, on the other hand, has received 13 official offers, with some of the bigger schools being Georgetown, Syracuse, Marquette, and Maryland.

The Friars are hoping to bring in a huge recruiting class from the class of 2014, as PC has already made offers to small forward Jalen Lindsey (32nd in ESPN100) and power forward and Boston native Abdul-Malik Abu (44th in ESPN100).

Friar Recruiting Update

Incoming Freshmen (signed):

Brandon Austin
Rodney Bullock
Casey Woodring (recruited walk-on)

Top 2014 Recruits:

PG:
Kaleb Joseph
Alex Robinson

SG:
Jared Terrell
Khadeen Carrington

SF:
Jalen Lindsay
Victor Law

PF:
Ben Bentil
Abdul-Malik Abu

C:
Goodluck Okonoboh
Pascal Chukwu

Top 2015 Recruits:

PG:
Jalen Adams
Jarvis Johnson

SG:
Charles Matthews
Jalen Coleman

SF:
Bennie Boatwright
Joseph Toye

PF:
Trevor Manuel
Jarred Reuter

C:
Josh Sharma