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Sport Will James Wiseman play for Memphis again? Explaining next steps in NCAA eligibility process

16:50  15 november  2019
16:50  15 november  2019 Source:   sportingnews.com

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

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Memphis has declared star forward James Wiseman ineligible and will hold him out of competition while it petitions the NCAA to have him reinstated, the school announced Thursday. Wiseman , a potential No. 1 choice in next year’s NBA draft, was ruled ineligible by the NCAA on Friday, hours

If the headline you read declared something like “James Wiseman declared ineligible," the media outlet you were following failed you.

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That is not an accurate reflection of the news coming Thursday from Memphis.

The most important element of the action that developed was not that Wiseman was declared ineligible, but that the University of Memphis had begun the process of having him reinstated for competition. That’s how the NCAA eligibility process typically works, but not the course that Memphis followed after receiving a rules interpretation last week that Wiseman was “likely ineligible” because his mother accepted $11,500 in moving expenses from Tigers legend Penny Hardaway.

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Five-star freshman James Wiseman has formally withdrawn his lawsuit against the NCAA and Memphis and, as CBS Sports reported Wednesday night, is in the

Memphis superstar James Wiseman -- the projected #1 pick in the 2020 NBA Draft -- has been ruled ineligible once again after the player withdrew his lawsuit against the NCAA . The story has been a back-and-forth since the NCAA initially revoked his eligibility last Friday, claiming ex-NBA star and

Now the Memphis head men’s basketball coach, Hardaway then was sponsoring the summer basketball club Team Penny and coaching the varsity team at East High. But the NCAA regards Hardaway as a booster of Tigers athletics because he donated $1 million to establish an athletic hall of fame at the school.

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Because of that, the NCAA informed Memphis late last week that Wiseman was “likely ineligible” to compete. Wiseman then filed a suit against the NCAA and requested an injunction that would allow him to continue playing. He got it, then played two games for the Tigers. That case was dropped Thursday as Memphis began the process of seeking reinstatement.

So here is what that most likely means for Wiseman’s season:

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Memphis only needs Wiseman eligible until early April at the latest when the college basketball season ends. Wiseman will still be eligible for the 2020 NBA Draft regardless of if the NCAA deems him Will Wiseman play again for Memphis ? That’s the hope. The ball is now in the NCAA ’s court.

Memphis basketball player James Wiseman has withdrawn his lawsuit against the NCAA , indicating a settlement in the eligibility case may be close. Pending that notification, James will be withheld from competition but will continue to practice with the team.

Will James Wiseman play for Memphis again in 2019-20?

This is a 99.99 percent certainty. Wiseman did not drop his legal case, and the university its defiance of common NCAA procedure, in order for him to draw a full-year suspension from intercollegiate competition.

Wiseman had a fantastic legal team advising him, and if they went along with dropping the case they had to know he would be treated kindly — not just fairly, but kindly — by the NCAA reinstatement process.

How long will NCAA's process take before he is cleared?

We can reasonably assume he’ll miss Friday’s game against Alcorn State, but it’s difficult to say how much time the NCAA reinstatement staff would need to make a ruling. Most of the pertinent facts would seem to be in their hands at this point.

James Wiseman will be suspended, right?

There isn’t any question about that. The only question is how long it will last. Sometimes, the process drags on and the suspension turns out to be a matter of “time served.” That seems less likely here. The NCAA student-athlete reinstatement committee likely will finish its work after Wiseman has missed a game, maybe two, and it seems certain his suspension will not be for substantially longer than that.

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Memphis has been in contact with the NCAA and is in the progress of resolving the situation surrounding the team’s star forward James When asked about the NCAA ’s statement—which said the “university chose to play [ Wiseman ] and ultimately is responsible for ensuring its student-athletes

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Is the NCAA going easy on James Wiseman?

The NCAA has a formula most often applied to cases such as these in which an amount like $11,500 would equate to a suspension of 30 percent of the team’s season (plus a reimbursement of the full amount). That would mean Wiseman missing nine games, including crucial contests against Ole Miss, N.C. State and Tennessee.

In the announcement that Wiseman had been declared ineligible and immediate reinstatement sought, Memphis said something one does not ordinarily hear in these cases: “The NCAA is fully aware of the unique nature and challenges in this particular case, and the University is confident that the NCAA will render a fair and equitable decision consistent with its mission.”

The only “unique” challenge relative to this case that has been made public was the original contention by Wiseman’s legal team that the NCAA was fully aware last spring of the payment from Hardaway to Wiseman’s mother and declared him eligible despite that knowledge.

That declaration led Wiseman to remain with his first choice, playing at Memphis, as opposed to seeing one of a number of remedies: Requesting eligibility at another Division I program, playing a season in the G League, joining the growing number of young prospects signing in Australia’s NBL or simply arranging a deal like the one that carried Darius Bazley through the winter of 2018-19 on the way to becoming the 23rd overall pick in the NBA Draft.

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Up next Memphis has been in contact with the NCAA and is moving toward a resolution that could soon end the controversy surrounding 5-star freshman James Wiseman and his eligibility , CBS Sports has learned. He played again Tuesday night against Oregon and is due back in court Monday.

Wiseman and the NCAA are working toward a resolution of his eligibility issues.

How much will Memphis miss James Wiseman while he sits?

That depends largely on how long that continues. The game Friday against Alcorn should not be an issue. Little Rock would be more challenging Tuesday. It’s unlikely Wiseman will play Nov. 23 against Ole Miss. That’s a rivalry game and the Rebels feature All-America candidate Breein Tyree.

After that is a visit to Brooklyn to play N.C. State, and the Tigers might really begin to sweat his absence then. They have five high-major games on their schedule before opening competition in the American Conference. They already lost one, Tuesday to Oregon, and if the suspension is even five games, Memphis would be try to pass two more of their biggest tests without their best player.

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NCAA denies Memphis’ appeal of Wiseman suspension .
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Memphis center James Wiseman won’t get any reduction in his 12-game suspension. The NCAA has denied Memphis’ appeal of the penalty Wiseman received last week. The heralded freshman won’t be able to play again for the 16th-ranked Tigers until Jan. 12 at South Florida. Memphis issued a statement Wednesday saying that “although (this is) disappointing, we look forward to a promising season.” The penalty surrounds the $11,500 that Memphis coach Penny Hardaway gave Wiseman’s family for moving expenses from Nashville to Memphis in the summer of 2017.

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