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James Wiseman: “I don’t really see any difference” between UK and Memphis

Wiseman is also unsure if he stays at Memphis East.

The Kentucky Wildcats and Memphis Tigers are in a battle for 2019’s No. 1 recruit James Wiseman, and they’re vying for every edge they can get.

But Wiseman doesn’t see an edge on either side yet, which may or may not be a good thing for UK.

“I don’t really see any difference,” Wiseman said about Memphis and UK at this point, according to the Commercial Appeal’s Mark Giannotto. “If I go to the University of Memphis, then [Penny Hardaway will] help me reach my potential to hopefully become a great player and hopefully make a big impact in the NBA ... If I come to [Kentucky], he’ll help me reach my full potential and become the player I want to become.”

Wiseman played his junior season at East High School in Tennessee, where Hardaway formerly coached. Wiseman said he’s not sure if he will return to East for his senior year.

If he were to leave, that would probably be great news for UK, as it could take him right out of Memphis’ own yard and make it easier for him to ultimately leave there for Lexington.

Wiseman also said that other schools are involved in his recruitment, despite the ramped-up attention surrounding UK and Memphis. That includes The Kansas Jayhawks, North Carolina Tar Heels and Vanderbilt Commodores.

You can read the rest of the story from Giannotto here.

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