December 2019 Basketball Wiretap

James Wiseman Signs With Excel Sports

Dec 27, 2019 9:57 PM

James Wiseman has signed with Excel Sports for his professional representation.

Wiseman's agreement officially ends his college career after three games with Memphis.

Wiseman is expected to be a top-5 pick in the 2020 draft.

Adrian Wojnarowski/ESPN

Tags: James Wiseman, Memphis Tigers, NCAA, NBA, NBA NBA Draft, NBA Draft General

NBA Considering Giving Winning Team Of In-Season Tournament Extra First Round Pick

Dec 26, 2019 11:27 AM

The NBA continues to hold discussions about the possibility of awarding draft pick compensation for the winning team of their proposed in-season tournament.

The NBA is seriously considering beginning the in-season tournament in the 21-22 season.

The winning team could be granted an extra first round pick.

Marc Stein/New York Times

Tags: NBA, NBA NBA Draft, NBA Draft General

James Wiseman Leaves Memphis To Begin 2020 NBA Draft Preparation

Dec 19, 2019 2:59 PM

James Wiseman has left Memphis and will sign with an agent to begin preparing for the 2020 NBA Draft.

Wiseman began informing Memphis coaches in recent days about his decision to leave school.

Wiseman received a 12-game suspension from the NCAA and was scheduled to be eligible again in January.

Wiseman is expected to be a top-five pick in the draft.

Shams Charania/The Athletic

Tags: James Wiseman, Memphis Tigers, NCAA, NBA, NBA NBA Draft, NBA Draft General, NBA Draft Declarations

Cole Anthony Out 4-6 Weeks With Surgery On Torn Meniscus

Dec 17, 2019 9:15 PM

Cole Anthony will miss four to six weeks after undergoing an arthroscopic knee procedure to repair a partially torn meniscus.

Anthony's injured is believed to have occurred over time and not on a specific play.

Anthony is expected to be a lottery pick in the 2020 NBA Draft.

“Obviously not having a player of Cole’s caliber will be a tremendous challenge to our young team, but we have to play,” Roy Williams said in a statement. No one player is going to replace the production Cole Anthony gives us, so it’s up to everyone who puts on a North Carolina jersey to raise his game, and help our team play better.”

Anthony expects to return before the end of North Carolina's season.

Jonathan M. Alexander/The News & Observer

Tags: Cole Anthony, North Carolina Tar Heels, NCAA, NCAA Injury, NBA, NBA NBA Draft, NBA Draft General