November 8th, 2019 | by CollegeAD

Memphis basketball’s James Wiseman was ruled ineligible by the NCAA earlier this week, his Memphis-based attorney, Leslie Ballin announced Friday evening. However, Ballin said Wiseman was granted an injunction by a Shelby County Judicial Court judge that put the NCAA’s ineligibility decision on hold pending further litigation. According to a statement released by the University of Memphis Friday night, coach Penny Hardaway “provided $11,500 in moving expenses to assist the Wiseman family in their relocation to Memphis, unbeknownst to James.” In conjunction with that move, Wiseman went from playing at Nashville’s Ensworth School to Memphis East High School, which was coached by Hardaway at the time, but Wiseman and his family have maintained that they moved to Memphis in order to be closer to the player’s sister, who currently attends the University of Memphis. Due to a $1 million donation made by Hardaway in 2008 to help fund the university’s Penny Hardaway Hall of Fame, NCAA bylaws consider Hardaway a booster in perpetuity. Wiseman filed a lawsuit Friday against both the NCAA and the University of Memphis in order to restore his eligibility. – Jason Munz and Mark Giannotto, Memphis Commercial Appeal, Read More

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