James Wiseman Scores 17 Points After Judge Issues Stay

James Wiseman Scores 17 Points After Judge Issues Stay

James Wiseman Scores 17 Points After Judge Issues Stay

It's also unclear what Wiseman will do from here to keep his draft stock up - if he needs to do anything in the first place.

After ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski broke news that Memphis phenom freshman James Wiseman was going to be deemed ineligible for the 2019/2020 by the NCAA for accepting thousands of dollars in moving expenses from Penny Hardaway in 2018, National Basketball Association insider of The Athletic and Stadium Shams Charania is reporting a complete 180, and now saying Wiseman is eligible to play immediately, according to lawyers.

A court order will allow Memphis freshman James Wiseman to continue playing college basketball in the near future, but one of the top prospects in next year's NBA draft could be facing the end of his NCAA career.

Wiseman made his debut for No. 14 Memphis on Tuesday in a 97-64 win over South Carolina State, scoring 28 points with 11 rebounds and three blocks in 22 minutes.

Scouting reports tout Wiseman's mobility and developed mid-range shot, as well as his hustle and instincts.

"Particularly given the unique circumstances in this case, we are hopeful for a fair and equitable resolution on James' eligibility", said University of Memphis President M. David Rudd.

Memphis issued an remarkable statement significantly less than an hour right before the Tigers performed Illinois-Chicago at house, declaring Wiseman was going to be retained out of online games dependent on interpretation of a rule by the NCAA until the momentary restraining purchase acquired by Wiseman's attorney Leslie Ballin late Friday afternoon. The move happened before Hardaway was the head coach at Memphis, but the NCAA still classified him as a "booster".

Hardaway played for the Tigers from 1991-93.

Wiseman was the centerpiece of Memphis' star-studded No. 1 recruiting class Hardaway signed this past offseason. "The university chose to play him and ultimately is responsible for ensuring its student-athletes are eligible to play".

The statement said that Wiseman was initially declared eligible in May after a standard review by Memphis and the NCAA, but a deeper investigation by both parties revealed more information.

A statement from the U of M said Hardaway provided $11,500 to Wiseman's family in 2017 while he was in high school to help the family move from Nashville to Memphis, but Wiseman was not aware of the payment.

The NCAA has ruled the No. 1 overall recruit in the Class of 2019 ineligible to play.

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