DALLAS -- After a day of haggling, the Dallas Mavericks finally acquired the draft rights to shooting guard Ricky Ledo.
Picked No. 43 overall by Philadelphia in Thursday's NBA Draft, Ledo was shipped to the Mavs today in exchange for a 2014 second-round selection Dallas acquired from the Boston Celtics (through Brooklyn) in a deal that also included the draft rights to the No. 16 pick, Lucas Nogueira.
The 6-7, 195-pound Ledo was a student at Providence this past season, but was ruled academically ineligible by the NCAA. Ledo practiced with the Friars, but never played any college basketball before throwing his name into the NBA Draft pool.
Ledo played at four different high schools in three different states. As a senior at South Kent (Conn.) High School, Ledo averaged 23.4 points and 6.2 rebounds, was a Jordan All-American and was ranked by Scout.com as the nation's No. 5-best shooting guard.
-- Dwain Price
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