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December 19, 2019

The Associated Press
Memphis’ James Wiseman watches from the bench during the first half of the team’s NCAA college basketball game against Little Rock in Memphis, Tenn. Wiseman says he has withdrawn from school as the likely NBA lottery pick gets ready to begin his pro career. AP Photo/Karen Pulfer Focht

Memphis center James Wiseman says he has withdrawn from school as the likely NBA lottery pick gets ready to begin his pro career. The 7-foot-1 freshman said Thursday in an Instagram post that he was leaving school to start “preparing for the next chapter of my life.” Wiseman added that “ever since I was a little kid, it’s been a dream of mine to play in the NBA.” Wiseman is considered the potential No. 1 pick in the 2020 NBA draft. (READ MORE) by Associated Press

James Wiseman the former East High star and Nashville native played in three games for the Memphis Tigers before being ruled ineligible by the NCAA. On Nov. 5, the NCAA informed the university that Wiseman had been deemed ineligible “based on alleged recruiting violations.” (READ MORE) by Jason Munz | USA Today

James Wiseman’s college basketball career is over. The Memphis star announced Thursday on Instagram that he’s leaving the school to prepare for the 2020 NBA draft:

“Ever since I was a little kid, it’s been a dream of mine to play in the NBA. Throughout this process, I’ve asked God to ordain my steps and lead me in the right direction. God is my lord and salvation, and throughout this process he has comforted me. This was not how I expected my freshman season to be, but I’m thankful for everyone who has supported my family and me throughout this process.” (READ MORE) by JOSEPH ZUCKE | B/R

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