It may be time to put the James Wiseman reclassifying discussion to bed.
SEC County’s Kyle Tucker spoke to Wiseman’s mother and she said her son will stick around high school for his senior season and will not make the jump to college basketball next fall.
“I can’t imagine James leaving me for 2019, much less leaving me for 2018,” she told Tucker. “I want James to experience as much of being a kid as he can, because once we step out in the college world we have to grow up really fast. We’ve talked and James wants to be a kid right now.”
She also confirmed that Memphis has entered the picture as a serious contender since Penny Hardaway extended a scholarship offer on Wiseman’s 17th birthday. The five-star big man is still very high on Kentucky, but Calipari is going to have to put up a fight to land a commitment, especially now that Memphis will have another year to impress him.
For more on Wiseman’s future, read Tucker’s interview with his mother here. Kyle’s been Mr. Scoop these past few weeks with all these interviews with parents.