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NCAA rules Memphis' James Wiseman ineligible; top prospect gets stay to play Friday

The NCAA has ruled Memphis center James Wiseman ineligible, though the potential top pick in next year's NBA draft will be able to play Friday night after a court issued a temporary restraining order.

Tigers coach Penny Hardaway in 2017 provided $11,500 in moving expenses to aid the Wiseman family's move to Memphis, the school said in a statement. The NCAA has deemed Hardaway a booster, Wiseman's attorney Leslie Ballin said in a news conference.

However, a Shelby County court judge on Friday halted the NCAA's ruling for the time being, making Wiseman eligible to play Friday night when the No.