To no one’s surprise, James Wiseman has committed to Memphis.
The top big man in the 2019 class picked the Tigers over Kentucky, Kansas, Vanderbilt, and Florida State. Kentucky and John Calipari were once longtime favorites in the recruitment, but when Penny Hardaway took the job at Memphis, the pull to play for his former high school and EYBL coach was too much for Wiseman to resist.
With Wiseman out of the picture, Kentucky will focus on other options like Vernon Carey, Isaiah Stewart, Matthew Hurt, Jaden McDaniels, and Keion Brooks. Carey is set to narrow his list this week; it would be really, really great if the Cats made the cut.
TJ Walker will have more on the repercussions of Wiseman’s decision in a few.