Report: NCAA declares potential No. 1 overall pick Wiseman ineligible in shock ruling
James Wiseman is 7-1 behemoth and a definite lottery pick in the 2020 NBA Draft.It's been a banner day for the NCAA, which this morning influenced Ohio State to hold out star edge rusher Chase Young for taking a loan from a family friend. In their latest actual ruling, they've declared Wiseman ineligible, per Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.
Memphis fans cheered as James Wiseman was introduced as a starter less than an hour after he was ruled ineligible. The Memphis Tigers got an emergency restraining order to allow Wiseman to play . * * * Subscribe to Next Ones for daily content - You’ll be the first to know about up and coming players
When the NCAA tells Memphis that Wiseman is ineligible, it is merely making a suggestion. The actual determination of an athlete’s eligibility has to be Schools always take the NCAA’s advice and sit the player for fear of retaliation by the NCAA down the road. Memphis is doing the opposite and telling
head coach Penny Hardaway confirmed star freshman will be in the lineup for Tuesday's showdown against No. 14 Oregon, according to .
The McDonald's All-American wasineligible just hours before the Tigers' second game of the season, but Wiseman was still able to suit up after the school obtained an emergency temporary restraining order.
The NCAA found Hardaway acted as a booster when he gave $11,500 to Wiseman's family to help them move to Memphis from Nashville. The incident occurred before the former NBA pro took the Tigers' head coaching gig.
Wiseman is averaging 22.5 points, 10 boards, and four blocks across his first pair of collegiate games. He's projected to be a candidate for the No. 1 overall pick in next year's NBA draft.
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Memphis star freshman James Wiseman suspended 12 games, cleared to play in January .
Memphis star freshman James Wiseman suspended 12 games, cleared to play in JanuaryWiseman, a 7-foot center, is the potential No. 1 pick in next year’s NBA draft.