Memphis Tigers star James Wiseman can now play thanks to restraining order
The college basketball season continues to get stranger. Minutes after the NCAA ruled James Wiseman ineligible for the 2019-20 college basketball season, the Memphis Tigers big man has gotten second-life by way of a temporary restraining order against… the governing body of college sports?
So, again, here we are, with a lot to unpack. Before we backtrack all over, here’s the latest news:
Memphis announces that James Wiseman will play tonight "based on an emergency temporary restraining order issued late today by the courts."
— Jeff Borzello (@jeffborzello) November 8, 2019
Prior to this news, which is massive, James Wiseman was ruled out for the season under allegations that, in 2018, Memphis Tigers coach Penny Hardaway helped the then-high school player move to Memphis.
Breaking news: High profile Memphis attorney Leslie Ballin says the NCAA has ruled James Wiseman ineligible to play. He says Penny Hardaway helped finance Wiseman and his family’s move to Memphis back in high school. The NCAA has deemed Penny a booster.
— Sudu Upadhyay (@SuduUpadhyay) November 8, 2019
This story is obviously just wicked fluid. Given how quickly a college basketball loving nation went from believing the potential No. 1 overall 2020 NBA Draft pick was out for the year to playing in the very next game, who could possibly predict what is next?
Friday news dumps, man. They are the worst.
Anyway, the Memphis Tigers and James Wiseman live for another day… we think?
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