NCAA Basketball

Wiseman withdraws suit vs. NCAA, Memphis

(AP Photo/Craig Mitchelldyer)

James Wiseman and his advisers have decided a legal battle with the NCAA is not the best way to keep the heralded freshman on the basketball court.

The 7-foot-1 center withdrew his lawsuit and the dramatic turn of events in the much-debated saga means Wiseman now will sit on Memphis' bench until the NCAA rules otherwise.

Wiseman successfully won the opening round against the NCAA and the university, obtaining a restraining order to continue playing after being ruled likely ineligible for receiving improper benefits from Penny Hardaway. But Thursday morning Wiseman's attorneys announced he withdrew his lawsuit, saying the legal action was not helping resolve the issue.

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