James Wiseman Biography

December 31, 2019
First published on:December 31, 2019
by John Max

Facts of James Wiseman

Birth Name James Wiseman
Birth Place Nashville, Tennessee
Famous Name James Wiseman
Mother Donzaleigh Artis
Nationality American
Ethnicity Afro-American
Profession Basketball Player

James Wiseman is a professional basketball player who most recently played for the Memphis Tigers men's basketball team at the University of Memphis in NCAA Division I men's college basketball. Widely projected to be a top-five pick in the 2020 NBA draft, Wiseman is preparing for the draft.

Wiseman was born on 31st March 2001 in Nashville, Tennessee. The eighteen years old hunk holds an American nationality and is of Afro-American ethnic background. He stands 7 feet 1 inch tall and weighs around 240 lb (109 kg). 

Financial Aspect

As Wiseman is not currently committed to any basketball team out there, he is not earning a penny. Before, he played a season for the University of Memphis in NCAA Division I. According to the source, college basketball players are making roughly $120,000 per annum. 

CAPTION: James Wiseman SOURCE: The Athletic

Back in 2017, Memphis' head coach Penny Hardaway had paid him $11,500 in moving expenses to help him and his family move to the city of Memphis in 2017. But after NCAA suspension, the Wiseman family was ruled to donate $11,500 to charity.

If Wiseman goes draft in 2020 NBA with 1st pick, he will get $8,642,300 as 1st-year salary and $9,074,500 and $9,506,600 in 2nd and 3rd year respectively.

Is James Wiseman Dating?

As reported, Wiseman once shared a picture of a girl who goes by the Instagram name alana.cOm on his Instagram captioning #nationalgirlfriendday. However, the picture is nowhere to be found on his social. Seems like they had dated but now parted the ways. 

James Wiseman is possibly single SOURCE: Instagram @bigticket_j13

As of now, the basketball player is possibly single and really focused on his up-coming NBA draft project. 

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Family Background

James Wiseman was born to Donzaleigh Artis who raised him as a single parent. Furthermore, he has a sister named, Jaquarius Greer, who is a seven-year elder than him.

Besides English, he is pretty fluent in Mandarin Chinese, which he had studied for three years in high school.

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NCAA Suspension

While playing for The Memphis Tigers men's basketball team, the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) ruled James Wiseman ineligible. Wiseman's lawyer, Leslie Ballin, discloed that the NCAA deemed that Hardaway, a Memphis alumnus, had acted as a booster.

However, he was granted a temporary restraining order against the NCAA's ruling, allowing him to keep playing by the Shelby County judge. In mid-November, NCAA's final ruling was declared an 11 game suspension after withdrawing an injunction against the NCAA's ruling. In addition to the suspension, they also ruled Wiseman's family must donate $11,500 to charity.

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