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Major Wingate

American basketball player

Died when: 37 years 326 days (454 months)
Star Sign: Scorpio

Major Leon-Legrant Wingate (November 10, 1983 – October 2, 2021) was an American basketball player.Wingate began playing high school basketball at Wilson High School where he averaged 15 points, 14 rebounds, 7 assists, and 4 blocks as a junior.

For his senior year, he moved to North Gwinnett where he was ranked among the top 50 players in the class of 2003 and 10th-best center prospect in the nation.

After a successful high school run, he played college basketball for the Tennessee Volunteers.In 2006, Wingate was kicked off the team after violating the team's substance abuse policy; he subsequently went pro, playing in Greece still intending to enter the NBA Draft.

While never drafted, he did unsuccessfully try out for the Sacramento Kings.Instead, he played in Turkey, China, France, and Romania.

In 2009, he was drafted by the newly formed NBA Development League team the Springfield Armor in the 2nd round.

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