James Wiseman is Gatorade's National Player of the Year. Wiseman will play for The University of Memphis next season. (Photo: twitter/SCSK12Unified)

East High School star James Wiseman got an unexpected treat Monday afternoon. The University of Memphis signee emerged from the school building to a surprise ceremony to present him with the 2019 Gatorade National Player of the Year!

Dozens of students cheered as Memphis Grizzlies star Jaren Jackson Jr. presented Wiseman with the award.


Interim Superintendent Dr. Joris Ray was also on hand to offer his congratulations.