Go, Tigers go.
James Wiseman will be a Memphis Tiger next year.
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James Wiseman, the 7-foot star big man, plays at East High School in Memphis. He previously played under Penny Hardaway, when the current Tigers head basketball coach was at the helm for the Mustangs.
Wiseman announced his finals schools, but many experts believed the choice will come down to either the Memphis Tigers or John Calipari's Kentucky Wildcats.
The Tigers were the ultimate decision.
Today he made his decision live on ESPN.
BREAKING NEWS:— Paul Biancardi (@PaulBiancardi) November 19, 2018
The No. 1 prospect in the nation James Wiseman (@BigTicket_JW) will make his college decision LIVE on Tuesday in the noon ET SportsCenter on ESPN. His final five schools are Florida State, Kansas, Kentucky, Memphis and Vanderbilt. pic.twitter.com/5TBbJCw3Fk
The Tigers have picked up several five-star players over the last decade-plus -- including Derrick Rose -- but none of those players were ranked at the top of their class, like Wiseman. He will join a class that already features Malcolm Dandrige (East) and DJ Jeffries (Olive Branch).
Dandridge committed to the Tigers shortly after Penny was hired at Memphis. He ranked as a top 150 player in the country.
Jeffries originally committed to Kentucky. He decommitted this summer and later picked the Tigers.
Jeffries is ranked as the top prospect in Mississippi and 47th in the nation by 247 Sports.
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