James Wiseman is a basketball player who was drafted second overall in the 2020 NBA draft by the Golden State Warriors.
The 19-year-old center has been touted as one of the best prospects in his class, and the Warriors hope he will be a key player in their future success
Wiseman was born in Nashville, Tennessee, and played high school basketball at Memphis East High School
He was widely regarded as the best high school basketball player in the country, and was named a McDonald's All-American in 2019
He then committed to play at the University of Memphis, but only played three games before leaving to prepare for the NBA draft
Despite his limited college experience, Wiseman's physical attributes, athleticism, and basketball IQ make him a valuable asset for the Warriors
Standing at 7-foot-1 and weighing in at 240 pounds, he has the size and strength to be an effective rim protector, as well as the agility and finesse to pla
Wiseman's offensive game is also impressive, as he possesses a soft touch around the rim, a developing jump shot, and the ability to pass the ball effective
He has already shown flashes of his potential, scoring in double figures in six of his first ten NBA games and grabbing five or more rebounds in nine of those games.
The Warriors have a rich history of success, winning six NBA championships and reaching the playoffs in 14 of the last 16 seasons.