Top basketball prospect James Wiseman commits to Memphis over Kentucky

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WKYT) - One of the top prospects in the 2019 class has committed to Memphis over Kentucky.

James Wiseman, who is rated as the No. 1 prospect in the 247Sports composite, announced his commitment to Memphis. Wiseman is from Memphis and plays at Memphis East High School.

Wiseman announced his commitment live on Sportscenter Tuesday.

Memphis head coach Penny Hardaway was Wiseman's head coach when he played AAU basketball. the 7-foot center was one of Kentucky's top recruiting targets for 2019.

Kentucky still ranks as one of the top 2019 recruiting classes as Tyrese Maxey (No. 10) and Dontaie Allen (No. 74) have signed letters of intent while Kahlil Whitney (No. 8) has also committed to play for Kentucky.

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