University of Memphis player James Wiseman, who has missed the past seven games due to a 12-game suspension stemming from an NCAA investigation, announced Thursday on Instagram on that he will leave the program to prepare for the 2020 NBA draft.
Wiseman is currently projected No. 3 pick in the upcoming draft. In three games with Memphis (9-1), he averaged 19.7 points, 10.7 rebounds and 3.0 blocks. Wiseman was suspended after the school admitted that Penny Hardaway made an $11,500 payment to Wiseman’s mother in 2017 before accepting the head-coaching job at his alma mater.