James Wiseman has left the University of Memphis to hire an agent and begin preparations for the NBA Draft, multiple media outlets are reporting.
The story was first reported by Shams Charania at The Athletic:
James Wiseman began informing Memphis coaches in recent days about decision to leave school and sign with an agent. Penny Hardaway pushed hard and attempted to keep his star recruit. After 12-game suspension and $11,500 charity fee discipline, Wiseman is gone from NCAA. https://t.co/SPkfiPynl1
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) December 19, 2019
It’s a stunning development in the ongoing drama between Wiseman, the University of Memphis and the NCAA, who suspended Wiseman for 12 games because of eligibility issues.
Wiseman took to Instagram to inform followers of his decision to leave UofM:
This story is developing and will be updated.