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Memphis’ big man Wiseman been ruled ineligible

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

Memphis Tigers freshman center James Wiseman has been ruled ineligible. At this time, it is not clear how long it’ll last.

Wiseman was suspended for an incident that happened in 2018. The NCAA suspended him for Penny Hardaway helping Wiseman and his family to move to Memphis.

Memphis Tigers center James Wiseman attempting a shot against the South Carolina State Bulldogs
James Wiseman attempting a shot against the South Carolina State Bulldogs (Photo by Memphis Tigers Athletic Department)

At the time, Hardaway was not the team’s men’s basketball head coach. Yet, the NCAA ruled since Hardaway gave money to his alma mater before his appointment as head coach, he is considered a booster.

This is devastating news. Wiseman is considered the favorite to be the No. 1 overall pick for the 2020 NBA Draft.

In addition, when he played gave the Tigers a real chance to win a championship next April. Now, those chances are dashed.

“The University of Memphis is enjoying a tremendous period of positive momentum and success on multiple fronts including the excitement surrounding our men’s basketball program,” Laird Veatch, University of Memphis Director of Athletics said. “This matter is extremely unfortunate and frustrating at this special time in our history. We will continue to be cooperative, respectful and professional in our dealings with the NCAA, while availing ourselves of every resource in the best interests of our student-athletes, our coach, and our University. 

“It is clear to me in my short time here that Memphians will stand up and fight, both for each other and for what is right, and I am proud to stand with them.

In his first-game with the Tigers, he had 28 points. He also had 11 rebounds, one assist, and three blocks in 22 minutes.

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