NCAA Upholds James Wiseman’s Suspension

The NCAA has upheld James Wiseman’s 12-game suspension and $11.5K required donation after Memphis appealed the original ruling, Shams Charania of The Athletic tweets. Wiseman took to his Twitter to comment on the situation:

“Sometimes bad things happen to good people. God has never left me nor forsaken me throughout this process! God knows my destiny and I feel that even though hardships may be upon me! It too shall pass in the Grace of God. My journey isn’t finished, and this too shall pass.”

Wiseman, who is expected to be a top-three pick in the 2020 NBA draft, has only seen action in three contests so far, as he has been sitting out while awaiting the results of the appeal. The NCAA handed Wiseman this punishment “based on recruiting inducements his family received before he enrolled at Memphis and for competing in three games while he was ineligible,” the NCAA stated in its release.

The center was ruled ineligible on November 8, but was granted an “emergency temporary restraining order” and played that night against UIC. In his three games for Memphis, he has averaged 19.7 points, 10.7 rebounds and 3.0 blocks per night. He’s eligible to return on January 12 against South Florida.

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15 thoughts on “NCAA Upholds James Wiseman’s Suspension

  1. tomjoadsghost

    Just in time for prime time viewing on ESPN and CBS and for the tourney. NCAA is so irrelevant

  2. IslandFlava

    Shame of a situation but I think all of this is gonna cost him the #1 pick, he should have gone overseas & play with men that are pros, not half a season with kids. Now the #1 pick seems to be a lock for LaMelo Ball, the guy is an absolute beast & gotten sooo much better for playing in the NBL instead of the NCAA.

  3. Strike Four

    Wiseman = Giannis
    LaMelo = Steph
    Edwards = D Rose

    Best draft in years. Genius Warriors idea to tank, one of those three plus Dlo gets Giannis joining the Splash bros.

    • hiflew

      Of course it could be

      Wiseman = Anthony Bennett
      LaMelo = Lonzo
      Edwards = M Fultz

      Worst draft in years. I also really don’t think it was the Warriors idea to injure Steph Curry. That’s the only reason they are losing right now.

  4. x%sure

    I wonder if Wiseman will keep talking like that in the NBA. Lets hear Delores Burke expound on Old Testament Christianity!

    • Buckman

      He didn’t thank genetic mutation, meiosis, and natural selection for making him 7 ft tall. Sad.

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