Nation's top basketball recruit ruled ineligible, judge signs order to let him play
The NCAA has ruled the No. 1 overall recruit in the Class of 2019 ineligible to play.
James Wiseman is a 7-foot-1 freshman center at the University of Memphis.
But a Shelby County chancellor has signed a temporary order allowing Wiseman to play.
Wiseman scored 28 points and grabbed 11 rebounds in Memphis' 97-64 victory Tuesday night over South Carolina State in the season-opener. He made 11-of-14 field goals and 6-of-7 free throws in his debut.
The University of Memphis released the following statement: