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Sport Report: NCAA declares potential No. 1 overall pick Wiseman ineligible in shock ruling

01:15  09 november  2019
01:15  09 november  2019 Source:   12up.com

Memphis' James Wiseman, potential top pick in 2020 NBA Draft, sits for 'precautionary reasons'

  Memphis' James Wiseman, potential top pick in 2020 NBA Draft, sits for 'precautionary reasons' The nation's top hoops recruit has yet to suit up for the Tigers in any of their exhibition games because of injuries.James Wiseman, projected to be a top pick in the 2020 NBA Draft by multiple outlets, did not play for "precautionary reasons," according to the Daily Memphian.

James Wiseman is 7-1 behemoth and a definite lottery pick in the 2020 NBA Draft when the time comes for Adam Silver to call his name. However, prior to ever reaching that milestone, Wiseman has hit a critical roadblock.

Memphis' Wiseman has restraining order allowing him to play while he fights NCAA ruling he's ineligible.

  Memphis' Wiseman has restraining order allowing him to play while he fights NCAA ruling he's ineligible. Memphis freshman James Wiseman has restraining order allowing him to play while he fights NCAA ruling he's ineligible.MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) -- Memphis center James Wiseman has a temporary restraining order to play while the heralded freshman fights an NCAA ruling that he's ineligible to play for coach Penny Hardaway and the Tigers.

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.

Wiseman committed to Memphis and first-year head coach Penny Hardaway, helping the Tigers secure one the top recruiting classes for the 2019-20 campaign. In his debut, Wiseman scored 28 points and dropped a casual and cool double-double. Now, Memphis fans will have to wait for Wiseman's next action on the hardwood.

Opinion: Do the right thing NCAA, and free Memphis' James Wiseman

  Opinion: Do the right thing NCAA, and free Memphis' James Wiseman James Wiseman's NCAA eligibility story at Memphis is complicated, but it has one innocent party: James Wiseman, the likely top pick in 2020 NBA Draft.That’s the compassionate thing — the right thing — for the NCAA to do. Let Wiseman continue to play this season for Memphis and, yes, for Memphis coach Penny Hardaway, who technically, apparently, allegedly broke NCAA rules in 2017 when Wiseman was a high school player and Hardaway was a high school coach.

Hardaway reportedly helped Wiseman and his family move to Memphis back in high school. Should this report prove true -- Wiseman and his school aren't going down without a fight, you can bet -- it's a major blunder by a first-year head coach hoping to make a major initial splash.

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a man standing in front of a crowd: Florida State Seminoles guard Devin Vassell (left) and Pittsburgh Panthers guard Trey McGowens (right) fight for the ball during the second half at the Petersen Events Center on November 6, 2019. 

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.

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