MEMPHIS, Tenn. — MSCS is weighing their options after the TSSAA issued penalties for alleged recruitment violations during Penny Hardaway's tenure as head coach of East T-STEM High School's basketball team.
TSSAA has erased all postseason wins from games where East-alum James Wiseman played.
TSSAA claims Wiseman competed as an ineligible student-athlete and asks that all awards, trophies and money earned during the 2018 and 2019 postseason tournaments be returned.
The school will also be fined $100 for each of the games Wiseman played in. All together, MSCS must pay nearly $15,000.
Both seasons with Wiseman on the roster, the East Mustangs made it to the championship game; winning in 2018.
In a statement by MSCS Friday, September 2, the district expressed concerns for how these penalties might affect the morale of current student-athletes.
MSCS says they're reviewing all available options, including appealing the sanctions.