A Tennesse Judge has ruled in favor of two Memphis East transfers in a hearing that was held today.
In Michigan, Clarkston is trying to get a recent transfer ruled eligible, Thomas Kithier, who is a Michigan State commit. Part of the ruling was based on the transferring school not signing papers allowing the transfer.
Happy about Court’s ruling. We will always advocate for our students and our District. https://t.co/8kBLzsvBsk
— Dorsey Hopson, II (@SCSSupt) November 22, 2017
(11-26-17) Two Memphis East transfer players are temporarily allowed to play for the Mustangs after Shelby County Chancellor Jim Kyle issued a temporary restraining order that puts on hold a TSSAA ruling earlier this week, the next hearing on the case will be on December 7th.
Shelby County Schools general counsel Rodney G. Moore
“TSSAA has continued an unlawful practice of acting arbitrarily and capricious and behind closed doors. These secret TSSAA meetings, that rely almost exclusively on rumor and innuendo, deprive schools, students and their families of basic fairness.”
Saturday night at the Larry Finch Classic the Mustangs picked up a 68-57 win over Findlay Prep.
— Major Prep Sports (@majorprepsports) November 26, 2017
The two transfers, James Wiseman and Ryan Boyce, both dressed and played in the win. Wiseman had 17 points and fouled out with 4 minutes left in the game in his debut.
Should the restraining order allowing the players to compete remains in place it could have a national impact on high school sports in the US. The transfer issue has long been a subject of concerns in many states.
Winners and Losers
A winner in a positive ruling in this case could be the AAU sponsored programs across the US, it would allow athletes more freedom to following their coaches to a high school program. The losers would be high school athletic associations across the US and could open the door for future eligibility changes to allow these type of transfers to take place and stay out of court.
Ryan Boyce’s Signing Day with Coach Penny Hardaway held at Memphis East