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|Partial-qualifier status means Ricardo Ledo can enroll and take classes at Providence but can't play until the 2013-14 season.|
The news was well received by coach Ed Cooley, who had been worried that the highly touted Ledo would be ruled ineligible to even practice due to an academic past that included attending four different high schools in five years.
Cooley feared that if Ledo wasn't granted partial eligibility to practice he wouldn't come to school. Ledo then could have sat out the year and declared for the NBA draft in the spring. He still could do that, but the odds now are more likely he'll play at least one season for the Friars.