Ricky Ledo (201 cm, Providence ’13) agreed to terms with Baskonia Vitoria Gasteiz (Spain-Liga Endesa). The move follows a very successful season with Yesilgiresun Belediye (Turkey-BSL). Ledo scored 21.2 ppg with 6.3 rpg and 2.8 apg while shooting 35.6 percent from three in 22 games.
Now, Ledo will join Baskonia which currently is one of the best teams in the world. They ended their season in second in the Liga Endesa with a 23-9 record. The Spanish club also competed in the Euroleague where they finished seventh. The decision to pick up Ledo will add a bonafide scoring threat to the team for the Spanish league playoffs. Their next matchup is in the quarter-finals against Gran Canaria (Spain-Liga Endesa). The team was eligible for the Euroleague playoffs but lost to CSKA Moscow in the first round last month.
The 26-year-old forward played all around the world including a start NBA. He was originally drafted in the second round of the 2013 NBA draft by the Milwaukee Bucks after one year at Providence. The Dallas Mavericks then gave him a shot on their summer league team and liked what they saw which led them to sign him. Ledo spent two seasons in Dallas but most of his time came in the D-league with the Texas Legends. After his time with the Mavericks, the New York Knicks gave him a chance at the beginning of the 2015/2016 season but he again was sent to the D-league for the season.
Two of his new teammates on Baskonia were with the Mavericks at the beginning of their careers. Shane Larkin and Rodrigue Beaubois were both drafted by the Dallas Mavericks in the first round of the NBA draft and played significant minutes for the NBA team. Their familiarity with Ledo could play a role in the team’s future going forward.