16 of the 30 first round picks in this year's NBA Draft were ranked as five-stars in high school, including No. 2 overall pick James Wiseman. @Cassidy_Rob breaks down the rankings and looks back on the recruitments of the entire first round:
The NBA draft is in the books—finally—and now teams can begin negotiating with their top picks. Based on the rookie salary scale, here's what Anthony Edwards, James Wiseman and all of this year's first-rounders can expect to make:
Memphis' No. 1 recruiting class is ready to go ? No. 1 James Wiseman No. 14 Precious Achiuwa No. 37 Boogie Ellis No. 48 DJ Jeffries No. 56 Lester Quinones No. 98 Malcolm Dandridge No. 108 Damion Baugh (via @brhoops )
Memphis star freshman James Wiseman must sit out 12 games total and will be eligible to return to the Tigers on Jan. 12, the NCAA announced Wednesday. Wiseman will also have to donate $11,500 to a charity of his choice.
Breaking: The NCAA has ruled Memphis' James Wiseman ineligible, his lawyer, Leslie Ballin, said in a news conference. Coach Penny Hardaway assisted Wiseman and his family's move to Memphis in 2018, and the NCAA has deemed Hardaway a booster.
Today will be remembered as the day that two potential No. 1 picks in different sports, Chase Young and James Wiseman, were found ineligible by the NCAA. And another searing reminder why NCAA rules needs to evolve, quickly.
No. 1 prospect James Wiseman commits to play for Penny Hardaway at Memphis