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 center James Wiseman will be cleared to compete on Jan. 12 after sitting an additional 11 games , the NCAA announced in a statement. W. Virginia's Osabuohien granted waiver to play . According to Memphis , the NCAA had declared Wiseman eligible in May, but further investigation
James Wiseman playing tonight. Statement from @ Memphis _MBB: pic.twitter.com/fLNc5oO4Ss. The coach also made clear that Wiseman will continue to play , at least until a Nov. The freshman did not play in either of Memphis ' exhibition games with a right ankle injury.
The NCAA announced on Wednesday that Memphis freshman James Wiseman has been suspended 12 games and will be eligible to play on Jan. 12.
Wiseman, a 7-foot center, is the potential No. 1 pick in next year’s NBA draft.
He must also donate $11,500 to a charity of his choice, an amount that matches the payment the NCAA says his mother received from Memphis head coach Anfernee Hardaway when Wiseman was in high school and relocated to play for Hardaway’s prep team, Team Penny.
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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.
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The alleged payment occurred prior to Hardaway becoming the head coach at Memphis. The NCAA ruled the payment as impermissible because it deems Hardaway a booster.
From the NCAA statement:
The benefit was impermissible because of Hardaway’s status as a Memphis booster. Hardaway had made donations to the school in the past, including $1 million to help build the Penny Hardaway Athletic Hall of Fame at the school. Boosters cannot provide financial assistance to prospective student-athletes, their family members or friends unless that assistance is generally available to other members of the student body and is not given based on athletics ability.
The NCAA initially ruled Wiseman ineligible after Memphis’ opening game. Wiseman filed a lawsuit against the NCAA, and a judge issued a temporary restraining order shortly after the initial ruling allowing for Wiseman to continue playing until the resolution of his case.
Wiseman played three more games before dropping his lawsuit as the schooland announced that it was applying for his reinstatement.
From the Memphis statement:
University of Memphis student-athlete James Wiseman has decided to withdraw his lawsuit against the NCAA and the University. The University supports the decision, as it believes it is in James' and the men's basketball team's best interests to resolve his eligibility issue expeditiously through the NCAA process.
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.