NCAA Basketball

Wiseman withdraws suit vs. NCAA, Memphis

(AP Photo/Craig Mitchelldyer)

James Wiseman and his advisers have decided a legal battle with the NCAA is not the best way to keep the heralded freshman on the basketball court.

The 7-foot-1 center withdrew his lawsuit and the dramatic turn of events in the much-debated saga means Wiseman now will sit on Memphis' bench until the NCAA rules otherwise.

Wiseman successfully won the opening round against the NCAA and the university, obtaining a restraining order to continue playing after being ruled likely ineligible for receiving improper benefits from Penny Hardaway. But Thursday morning Wiseman's attorneys announced he withdrew his lawsuit, saying the legal action was not helping resolve the issue.


AP Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Kentucky2-1
2 Duke3-0
3 Michigan State2-1
4 Louisville3-0
5 Kansas1-1
6 North Carolina2-0
7 Maryland2-0
8 Gonzaga3-0
9 Virginia2-0
10 Villanova1-1
View Complete Poll
RPI Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Virginia2-0
2 Evansville3-0
2 Illinois State2-0
4 North Carolina2-0
5 Michigan2-0
6 East Tennessee State3-0
7 Kentucky2-1
8 Ohio State3-0
9 Texas3-0
10 Little Rock2-1
View Complete Poll

Sports Data API Powered by STATS © 2019 by STATS.
Any commercial use or distribution without the express written consent of STATS is strictly prohibited.