", "Memphis judge rules in favor of TSSAA regarding James Wiseman, Ryan Boyce coaching link", "No. 1 overall pick", "USA claim FIBA U16 Americas Championship 2017", "Roster Announced for 2018 USA Basketball Men's U17 World Cup Team", Jordan Brand Classic All-American Game – Boys' MVPs, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=James_Wiseman&oldid=986613556, Short description is different from Wikidata, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. In college, Wiseman joined Memphis to play for Hardaway, who had become the Tigers' coach. All rights reserved. [29] On the same day, a Shelby County judge granted Wiseman a temporary restraining order against the NCAA's ruling, allowing him to keep playing.

He is Projected as a Top 3 Pick In The 2020 NBA draft.

James Wiseman. Listed at 7 feet 1 inch (2.16 m) and 240 pounds (109 kg), he plays the Center position. [28][30] Less than two hours later, he had 17 points and nine rebounds to lead Memphis past UIC, 92–46. ESPN grades are on a 100-point scale.

James Wiseman Education History. James Wiseman (born March 31, 2001) is an American basketball player. CBS Sports is a registered trademark of CBS Broadcasting Inc. James Wiseman is a 7-foot, 210-pound Power Forward from Memphis, Tenn. He was teammates with future NBA player Jordan Bone. James Wiseman (born March 31, 2001) is an American basketball player. 1 IMG Academy's 49-14 pasting of No. Developing his off hand for hook shots is another area for improvement. He played college basketball for the Memphis Tigers.

He is projected as a top 3 pick in the 2020 NBA draft. Wiseman is 7-feet tall with a 7-6 wingspan. [25] He missed his team's two preseason games in October after sustaining an ankle injury. [23] On November 29, Wiseman signed a National Letter of Intent to play college basketball for Memphis. [21][22] On November 20, 2018, he committed to Memphis despite strongly considering Kentucky. [34][35], Wiseman averaged 11.4 points and five rebounds per game for the United States at the 2017 FIBA Under-16 Americas Championship in Formosa, Argentina. [27], On November 8, Wiseman's lawyers announced that the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) ruled him ineligible to play for Memphis. [9] During the season, Wiseman rose to become the number one overall recruit by ESPN in the 2019 class. As a result, he reunited with former high school coach Penny Hardaway, who had become the team's head coach in the previous season. The University of Memphis stated that head coach Penny Hardaway had paid for $11,500 in moving expenses to help him and his family move to the city of Memphis in 2017. He served part of the suspension before withdrawing from school to prepare for the upcoming 2020 NBA draft. James has played on 3 basketball teams covered by MaxPreps. In August, he announced his transfer to Memphis East High School in Memphis, Tennessee, where Hardaway was promoted to head coach. James Wiseman. Wiseman is currently tracking as a lottery pick.

[3][4] As a sophomore in 2016–17, he guided Ensworth to the Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association (TSSAA) Division II-AA semifinals. He has a height of 7 feet 1 inch and weighs around 109kg. Highlights of No. 14 Memphis", "Memphis' James Wiseman Ruled Ineligible by NCAA, Will Play Friday After Court Order", "NCAA rules Memphis' James Wiseman ineligible; top prospect gets stay to play Friday", "Memphis, James Wiseman have 1 more game, then it's back to court", "Wiseman gets restraining order to play; Memphis wins", "Memphis' James Wiseman withdraws lawsuit against the NCAA, will sit in hopes of having eligibility restored", "James Wiseman of Memphis Can Return From Suspension in January", "James Wiseman leaves Memphis, to enter NBA draft", "2020 NBA Draft: The top four prospects who have a realistic shot at being the No. James Wiseman is a 7-foot, 210-pound Power Forward from Memphis, Tenn. © 2005-2020 CBS INTERACTIVE ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. [14] After averaging 25.8 points, 14.8 rebounds, and 5.5 blocks as a senior, he was named Gatorade National Player of the Year and Morgan Wootten National Player of the Year. [30][33], On December 19, 2019, after missing seven games due to suspension, Wiseman announced that he would leave Memphis, hire an agent and prepare for the 2020 NBA draft, effectively ending his college career.

[8] However, on December 13, he was cleared to play because the TSSAA rule was "not clear in its application". [5] He averaged about 20 points and six rebounds per game and was named MaxPreps Sophomore All-American honorable mention. His standing reach of 9-3.5 is respectable, although not close to NBA centers like Rudy Gobert, Mohamed Bamba and JaVale McGee. He consistently beats his man to the other end for easy baskets. Listed at 7 feet 1 inch (2.16 m) and 240 pounds (109 kg), he plays the Center position. High School: Memphis East High School [Memphis, Tennessee] AAU Team: Bluff City Legends.

Check out James Wiseman's high school sports timeline including game updates while playing basketball at Memphis East High School from 2017 through 2019. He claimed multiple national player of the year awards and played in the McDonald's All-American Game after his final season. MaxPreps is a registered trademark of CBS Broadcasting Inc. [11], Entering his senior season, Wiseman remained at Memphis East instead of transferring to a prep school, citing "the East High tradition" and the improvements he made as a junior with the program.

[2] In 2016, he played for the St. Louis Eagles Amateur Athletic Union team. [28] According to Wiseman's lawyer, Leslie Ballin, the NCAA deemed that Hardaway, a Memphis alumnus, had acted as a booster. As a senior, Wiseman was a consensus five-star recruit, with most recruiting services ranking him number one in the 2019 class. He can go over his left shoulder for jump hooks, but also has developed his jump shot, especially from mid-range. He was one of the highest-rated prospects in his class, according to draft analysts. To claim this profile, please confirm you are 1 recruit James Wiseman joining coach Penny Hardaway at Memphis", "James Wiseman officially signs with U of M", "Penny Hardaway updates James Wiseman's status, says Precious Achiuwa will not make trip to Bahamas", "James Wiseman will not play vs. LeMoyne-Owen", "Wiseman has 28 and 11 in winning debut for No. © 2005-2020 CBS Interactive.

Early into his freshman season, he was suspended by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), which deemed that Hardaway had acted as a booster by facilitating Wiseman's move to Memphis, Tennessee in 2017. James Wiseman Height, Eye, Hair. In these cases, the average was taken. Defensively, Wiseman slides his feet well. [12] On March 1, 2019, he recorded a triple-double of 27 points, 20 rebounds, and 10 blocks to help his team win the Region 8AAA championship. View James Wiseman's career, season and game-by-game basketball stats while attending Orland High School. [37] Wiseman was unable to join the United States for the 2018 FIBA Under-17 Basketball World Cup because he was injured.

[36] He helped his team win the gold medal over Canada. [15][16] Wiseman also won the Tennessee Class AAA Mr. Basketball award while appearing in the McDonald's All-American Game, the Jordan Brand Classic, and the Nike Hoop Summit. This page was last edited on 1 November 2020, at 23:11. Wiseman began high school at The Ensworth School in his hometown of Nashville, Tennessee before transferring to Memphis East High School, where he was coached by former NBA player Penny Hardaway for his first year. [38], Gatorade High School Basketball Player of the Year Award, Morgan Wootten National Player of the Year, Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association, "17 EYBL players ranked in ESPN 2019 Top 25", "Penny Hardaway, James Wiseman and the Memphis Tigers: A timeline", "James Wiseman, Penny Hardaway and the high-stakes collision of two stars", "Strong defense pushes BA basketball past Ensworth in state semifinal", "2016-17 MaxPreps Boys Basketball Sophomore All-American Team", "James Wiseman, a top 2019 basketball recruit, has transferred to Memphis East High School", "Why Memphis East, a national power coached by Penny Hardaway, has 2 ineligible players", "Memphis East basketball transfers Wiseman, Boyce ruled eligible", "James Wiseman, the top player in Class of 2019, caps rough season with coveted title for East", "2017-18 MaxPreps Boys Basketball Junior All-American Team", "Wiseman leads East to region championship", "Bearden ends East's run in Class AAA despite stellar play by Wiseman", "Memphis commit James Wiseman named Gatorade National Player of the Year, not done recruiting", "Wiseman wins Morgan Wootten Player of the Year", "James Wiseman wins Tennessee Class AAA Mr. Basketball Award", "Cole Anthony & James Wiseman Win MVP of 2019 Jordan Brand Classic!

[24], In August 2019, a minor shoulder injury kept Wiseman from joining Memphis for a series of preseason exhibition games in Nassau, Bahamas. [1] By June 2016, ESPN ranked Wiseman among its top 25 players in the 2019 recruiting class. The accumulated varsity totals are in the last row of each table. [6], In May 2017, Wiseman joined Team Penny, founded by former National Basketball Association (NBA) player Penny Hardaway, on the Nike Elite Youth Basketball League (EYBL) circuit. [13] Memphis East finished as TSSAA Class AAA runners-up to Bearden High School, even though Wiseman posted 24 points, 11 rebounds, and five blocks in his final high school game. Check out the latest movement in our Top 25 high school basketball rankings, Watch all the can't-miss high school sports top plays, Find out how MaxPreps can help high school coaches serve their team and community, Meet the Preseason Top 25 teams heading into the 2020 football season, Check out the latest movement in our Top 25 high school rankings. [10] He averaged 18.5 points, 8.2 rebounds, and 2.8 blocks per game, earning MaxPreps Junior All-American third team recognition.

6 Northwestern, Follow your favorite high school teams and players, Explore and purchase photos of your local teams. Similarly, he has a Brown eye with Black hair. [7] On November 16, 2017, the TSSAA ruled Wiseman ineligible for his junior season because an "athletic coaching link" existed between him and Hardaway. [26] On November 5, Wiseman made his regular season debut with 28 points, 11 rebounds, and three blocks in 22 minutes as the Tigers defeated South Carolina State, 97–64. [19], In October 2019, after Wiseman had moved on to the University of Memphis, the TSSAA's original ruling of ineligibility for the 2017–18 season was upheld by a Memphis judge, who ruled that the TSSAA coaching link rule was not too vague and did not violate Wiseman's property rights as an athlete. [20], Wiseman was a consensus five-star recruit out of high school and was considered the top recruit in the 2019 class by 247Sports and ESPN.