James Wiseman leaves Memphis, will prepare for 2020 NBA draft

Memphis center James Wiseman has a temporary restraining order to play while he fights an NCAA ruling claiming he's ineligible. (WMC)

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WKYT) - Memphis freshman James Wiseman has left the school to prepare for the 2020 NBA Draft, the player announced on his Instagram.

Wiseman, a one-time UK recruit, is potentially the No. 1 pick in the draft.

The NCAA recently upheld its 12-game suspension of Wiseman after it was determined Memphis coach Penny Hardaway provided $11,500 to Wiseman’s family to help with moving expenses several years ago.

Reports indicate Wiseman will sign with an agent and begin preparing for the draft.

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