Front: In the summer, the Memphis Tigers welcomed "all the smoke" that comes with the sports spotlight. But a high-stakes battle over James Wiseman's eligibility threatens to consume the Tigers season – and maybe the program. (Photo: Terry Davis)

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:

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.