The top-ranked player in the 2019 class will stay in the 2019 class. After leading Memphis East to a Tennessee State Title, Wiseman told reporters at a press conference that he will not reclassify into the 2018 class.
Much speculation has surrounded Wiseman’s recruitment. If he did decide to go to college one year early, his age would force him to play two seasons of college basketball. Now that the reclassification option is off the table, all of the speculation will center around Penny Hardaway.
His high school coach and AAU program coordinator took the head coaching job at Memphis this week. Kentucky has been the longtime favorite for Wiseman, but Penny’s new job could throw a wrench into his recruitment.
While people speculate away, there’s one certainty in his recruitment: he is the best junior basketball player in America.