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Memphis East coach denies death threats being made by UK fans to James Wiseman

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Wiseman was set to play in the Marshall County Hoopfest.

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College sports can be an emotional roller coaster for everyone involved, fans included.

Unfortunately, some fans take things a little too far, as we saw Wednesday night when Trinity High School was closed due to threats made against the school as a result of Jeff Brohm turning down the Louisville job (Brohm is a Trinity graduate).

Kentucky fans are now taking some heat over alleged threats made to Class of 2019 recruit James Wiseman, who signed with Memphis during the fall signing period. It wa a tough pill to swallow for everyone around Kentucky, but did some fans take things too far?

On Wednesday, a reporter for Prep Hoops said that Wiseman and his Memphis East team were backing out of a scheduled appearance in the 2018 Marshall County Hoopfest due to death threats being made to Wiseman and former Kentucky commit DJ Jeffries.

FOX Sports radio personality Clay Travis also made these claims on his Thursday show, though likely in reference to the original report by this alleged Prep Hoops reporter.

However, Memphis East coach Jevonte Holmes told Memphis Commercial Appeal that those alleged threats were false.

“No. I don’t know anything about that,” said Holmes when asked if Wiseman received threats.

However, it’s still unclear if Wiseman and his team will play in the Marshall County Hoopfest. Even if they do end up playing in the event, UK fans will give hopefully them a warm welcome. It’s a great event that annually features several big-name recruits, even ones who don’t go to UK.