Top UK basketball recruiting target James Wiseman is staying put at Memphis East High School, according to ESPN 92.9’s John Martin.
Wiseman — a 7-footer in the class of 2019 — left his hometown of Nashville last year to play at Memphis East for head coach Penny Hardaway, who had been his Nike league coach the previous summer.
There had been speculation that Wiseman would attend prep school for his senior season now that Hardaway has taken the Memphis coaching job. Wiseman and his mother said throughout the spring and summer that he would return to Memphis East, however. Martin said Wiseman’s mother confirmed to him Tuesday that the top prospect is enrolled at Memphis East.
Wiseman’s recruitment is expected to come down to UK and Memphis. He’s the No. 1 overall player in the 2019 class, according to the 247Sports composite rankings.