Memphis has declared that James Wiseman is ineligible to play for them.

This comes after Wiseman withdrew his lawsuit against the NCAA on Thursday. The 18-year old’s attorneys announced the move on Twitter saying the league action was not helping the two sides reach a resolution.

“The University supports the decision, as it believes it is in James’ and the men’s basketball team’s best interests to resolve his eligibility issue expeditiously through the NCAA process,” Memphis said in a statement released Thursday morning.

Memphis and the governing body had been working towards a settlement but the biggest hurdle between the two was the number of games that Wiseman should sit.

"The NCAA is fully aware of the unique nature and challenges in this particular case, and the University is confident that the NCAA will render a fair and equitable decision consistent with its mission," the school said in a statement.

The NCAA had previously stated that Wiseman was “likely ineligible” because head coach Penny Hardaway acted as a booster when he gave $11,500 to the center’s family. The money was used to assist them in moving from Nashville to Memphis in 2017, before Wiseman played at East High School as a junior for the former NBA player. The incident took place prior to Hardaway taking the Tigers’ head coaching position.

Hardaway is considered a booster after he made a $1 million donation to the university’s Sports Hall of Fame in 2008. Under NCAA guidelines for boosters, the 2017 gift to the player’s family was impermissible.

According to the university, Wiseman did not know about the money given to his family.

While he was to sit out, Wiseman did suit up and played in the last two games on the Memphis schedule due to an emergency temporary restraining order that the school obtained. Over three games this season, Wiseman has averaged 19.7 points, 10.7 rebounds and three blocks.

The McDonald’s All-American is widely expected to be a candidate for the first overall selection in the 2020 NBA draft.

The star freshman is still able to practice with team, but he is not able to appear in games while the school applies to the NCAA for reinstatement.