Report: Regardless of clearinghouse eligibility ruling, Ricky Ledo pledges to be a Providence Friar

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It has been the most pressing question for Ed Cooley’s team at Providence and, according to Scott Cordischi of GoLocalProv.com and WEEI, the Friars should hear within the next 48 hours as to whether star freshman Ricky Ledo will be eligible to play in the 2012-13 season.

Ledo, who is part of a strong duo that also includes freshman Kris Dunn from the Class of 2012, has been awaiting a ruling from the NCAA clearinghouse and it now comes down to three scenarios, according to Cordischi:

“First, the best-case scenario would be that Ledo’s waiver is granted making him a full qualifier ready to practice and play with the team as a freshman.

The second scenario would be for the NCAA to allow Ledo to practice with the team this year but not play in games for the Friars.

The third, least-desirable scenario would be one where Ledo would not be allowed to practice or play for the Friars this season. However, even in this case, he would be allowed to attend PC on an athletic scholarship.”

The most important part for the Friars though, it appears, is what Ledo told GoLocalProv if “Scenario Three” were to play out.

“Even if that happens,” he said. “I’m going to go to school here this year and play here next year.”

With Ledo apparently in the mix regardless and Dunn returning from injury, the Friars are on the right track. NC State transfer Tyler Harris will join the mix after sitting out the 2012-13 season, as well as seven-footer, Wake Forest transfer Carson Desrosiers.

Daniel Martin is a writer and editor at JohnnyJungle.com, covering St. John’s. You can find him on Twitter:@DanielJMartin_