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Thursday / December 12.
  • NCAA upholds 12-game suspension for Memphis freshman James Wiseman

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    By ADAM ZAGORIA

    The NCAA has upheld the 12-game suspension and $11,500 donation to charity for Memphis freshman James Wiseman, who must sit until Jan. 12 at South Florida.

    “This morning, the NCAA’s Committee on Student-Athlete Reinstatement upheld the conditions of reinstatement for men’s basketball student-athlete James Wiseman, who will be eligible to return to competition Jan. 12,” the school said in a statement.  “Although disappointing, we look forward to a promising season.”

    The 7-foot-1 Wiseman is the projected No. 1 pick in the 2020 NBA Draft, per ESPN.com.

    Memphis’ odds to win the NCAA title are now at 20/1 after previously being at 40/1 as a result of Wiseman’s impending return.

    No. 16 Memphis is currently 5-1.

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    Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle. A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013. He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.