Update: Memphis' James Wiseman has temporary restraining order to play

Memphis' James Wiseman (32) is congratulated by D.J. Jeffries (0) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against South Carolina State on Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019, in Memphis, Tenn.
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MEMPHIS, Tenn (WREG/AP. — Update 6:45 p.m.
Memphis freshman James Wiseman has restraining order allowing him to play while he fights NCAA ruling he's ineligible.

Original Story
Local attorney Leslie Ballin said Memphis basketball player James Wiseman has been ruled ineligible to play for the University of Memphis, according to WREG in Memphis.

Ballin said the NCAA declared Wiseman ineligible to play at Memphis because head coach Penny Hardaway helped Wiseman and his family move from Nashville to Memphis in 2018. Hardaway is considered a booster by the NCAA because he donated to the U of M in 2008.

Ballin said he has filed a lawsuit against the NCAA and the U of M on behalf of Wiseman.

This story is breaking and will be updated.



 
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