Projected No. 1 pick in the 2020 NBA Draft and preseason All-American James Wiseman has been ruled ineligible

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  • James Wiseman - the top college basketball recruit in the country and preseason first-team All-American - has been ruled ineligible by the NCAA, per ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.
  • The Ringer's NBA analyst Kevin O'Connor reports that Memphis Tigers head coach Penny Hardaway helped the program issue payments to Wiseman and his family so they could move to Memphis in 2018.
  • Wiseman is the projected No. 1 pick in the 2020 NBA Draft, but Friday evening's announcement could shake up the draft order considerably prior to next June.
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