Ricardo Ledo Is a Rare Talent
Nearly 100 young men showed up at Reading Memorial High School for the MA & NH High School Basketball Report Boy's Showcase. There was plenty of talent in the building including ESPN # 11 ranked junior in 6'6" shooting guard Ricardo Ledo as well as ESPN's #23 ranked Sophomore in Noah Vonleh. Ledo is an incredible talent as he has a grace to his game that matches those of the top player's in the world. He can downright score the basketball. Usually a tough critic, tonight I was amazed at how good Ledo is. I'm a believer. At all of 6'6", he is a smooth as silk and can really stroke the basketball. He shot lights out from beyond the arc, as he made several step-back threes from well beyond the NBA stripe. He was unguardable as he required his defender to cover him nearly out to half court. And that's a problem, because Ledo can shoot over you or embarrass his opponent off the dribble. At one point tonight, Ledo got is defender to stagger and make his way to the floor with a killer crossover. Another time he used that crossover to come down the lane dunking in traffic. Just as an added bonus, Ledo is an exceptional passer who makes each and every play look easy. If you love basketball, Ledo provided a treat for those who visited Reading High School tonight. He's currenty ranked #11 best player in the country, and frankly, I think he's better than that.
Ledo wasn't alone as the field also included ESPNs #23 ranked Sophomore in 6'7" point forward Noah Vonleh who is one of the hottest names in college recruiting right now. Vonleh who is known for his incredible work ethic has great size and skill. Tonight he put all his talents on display as he played the game above the rim and attacked from both the perimeter and post area. Most impressively about Vonleh is the way he rebounds and leads transition. Tonight we saw Vonleh rebound above the rim in traffic, and then push the ball out using a behind the back dribble. The play ended with Vonleh throwing an on the money bounce pass to his teammate from the elbow.
That wasn't all though. There was much more talent in the building including Zach Auguste, Cedric Kukumensah, Jalon Brantley, Sayvonn Houston, Demitri Coronell, Akoso Maduegbunam , Alijiah Robinson, Aaron Falzon, Javon Williams, Derek Collins, Matt Cimino, Jared Terrell, Zach Karalis, Kenny Reed, Jonathan Perez, Cornelius Tyson, Elijah Mukiibi, Dimitri Floras, Malcolm Smith and Jalan Adams to the list and you get a pretty good idea how good a night this was.
The Girls Showcase starts at 9:00 a.m. tomorrow morning and the MA & NH High School Basketball Report All-Star games begin Sunday night at 6:00 p.m. State tuned for more coverage of our high powered boys event as well as coverage from our girls event and All-Star games.