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Memphis Declares James Wiseman Ineligible He Drops Lawsuit vs. NCAA

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November 14, 2019

Memphis center James Wiseman shoots while being defended by two Oregon players during the second half at Moda Center.
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Memphis has declared James Wiseman ineligible and will withhold him from games after the freshman basketball star withdrew his lawsuit against the NCAA on Thursday.

The school also announced that it would apply for his reinstatement by the NCAA. (READ MORE) by Jeff Borzello | ESPN

Five-star freshman James Wiseman has formally withdrawn his lawsuit against the NCAA and Memphis and, as CBS Sports reported Wednesday night, is in the process of resolving his eligibility issues. In the meantime, Memphis announced Thursday that it has ruled Wiseman ineligible. The school is now applying for reinstatement and will withhold Wiseman from competition until further notice. (READ MORE) by Gary Parrish | CBS Sports

The University of Memphis subsequently declared Wiseman ineligible for competition and it will immediately apply for his reinstatement, according to a press release issued by the school. Pending that notification, James will be withheld from competition but will continue to practice with the team.

“The University is confident that the NCAA will render a fair and equitable decision consistent with its mission,” according to the school’s press release. (READ MORE) by Jason Munz | Memphis Commercial Appeal

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