Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN broke the news this afternoon in a tweet:
James Wiseman is a potential overall number 1 NBA Draft Pick this season and Penny Hardaway coaches Memphis. Penny has been one of the nation’s top recruiters since arriving on the scene at Memphis. Wiseman would have been a 6 or 7 year old 11 years ago and there is no rational reason why the NCAA should associate Penny doing a good deed for the young man’s family a decade ago with Penny trying to recruit Wiseman in the 2nd grade.
UPDATE: Woj stated that the 2008 was a typo and that it was actually 2018. While this does change things significantly, I still think the ncaa is ridiculous when it comes to allowing kids to play basketball. In the end, the kid just wants to hoop and should have the opportunity to do that.