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James Wiseman Reveals Eight Finalists

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James Wiseman announced he has narrowed his list of potential schools to eight.

For months the race in Wiseman’s recruitment has essentially been between two suitors, Kentucky and Memphis.  As expected, the Wildcats and the Tigers are finalists for the nation’s top-ranked player.  The Memphis native is also considering Arizona, Vanderbilt, Kansas, Texas, Florida State and North Carolina.

Kentucky is the first school mentioned in Wiseman’s announcement, set to the stylings of Drake.

In an interview with Prep Circuit, Wiseman had this to say about John Calipari’s Kentucky Wildcats:

“Coach Calipari helps a lot of NBA players that have went through their program. Anthony Davis is my favorite NBA player and he went there. Then you have DeMarcus Cousins and a lot more great players who play in the league today. I think Coach Calipari has great connections such as getting his players to the NBA. I have a very strong relationship with Coach Calipari.”

I think the Big Blue Nation could get used to seeing Wiseman in that uniform.

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Article written by Nick Roush

"Look upon the doughnut, and not upon the hole." @RoushKSR

7 Comments for James Wiseman Reveals Eight Finalists



  1. (Aixelsyd)0505
    7:16 pm July 28, 2018 Permalink

    If he doesn’t choose the cats I’m sure it’s due to our hideous checkered uniforms



  2. Randall lee
    7:38 pm July 28, 2018 Permalink

    8 huh, that’s really narrowing it down.



  3. Alex90
    10:26 pm July 28, 2018 Permalink

    He just said like 2 weeks ago that it was essentially between UK and Memphis?



  4. KYjellyRoll
    10:33 pm July 28, 2018 Permalink

    You never really know with these kids. Their hearts could be torn between 5-6 schools, they’re so easily influenced at 16-17 years old. Hope he makes the right decision and chooses U.K.!



  5. Rabbi Li
    12:34 am July 29, 2018 Permalink

    If he goes to Memphis he and Penny can hang out.

    If he comes to Kentucky he and half the NBA (the cool part) can hang out.



  6. Alex90
    12:57 am July 29, 2018 Permalink

    Matt said that one member of his family is all in on Memphis. My guess is that means that family member has a lot of new stuff he recently purchased with cash



  7. memphis wildcat
    7:01 am July 29, 2018 Permalink

    FYI, Wiseman is not a Memphis native. He moved here last year to play at East for Penny.

    My gut is that UK still leads. However,the longer it draws out, the more nervous i get. Sounds like he will stay at East – which i think helps Memphis- so would be nice to see him leave for a prep school.