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      Major Wingate
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Florence, S.C.

High School:
North Gwinnett (Ga.)

Height / Weight:
6-10 / 250

Position:
Center

Experience:
3L

Major:
History

Career Highs
Points 18 vs. Eastern Kentucky (11/25/05)
Rebounds 8 at Louisville (1/22/05)
Assists 5 at Auburn (1/29/05)
Blocks 5 vs. Wichita State (3/18/06)
Steals 3 vs. Tennessee State (11/28/03)
FG Made 8 vs. South Alabama (1/4/06)
FG Attempted 13 Two times; last vs. Murray St. (11/30/05)
3-Pt FG Made 1 vs. Lipscomb (12/29/05)
3-Pt FG Attempted 1 Five times; last vs. Georgia (1/11/06)
FT Made 6 Three times; last vs. Vanderbilt (2/1/06)
FT Attempted 8 Two times; last vs. Vanderbilt (2/1/06)
Minutes 35 Two times; last at South Carolina (1/8/06)

2005-06 (Junior)
Earned a share of the Lowell Blanchard Award as the most improved player on the team ... A team captain ... Started 29 of Tennessee's 30 games ... Ranked third on the team with 10.6 points while shooting a team-best 55.6 percent (125-of-225) from the field ... In SEC games shot 58.4 percent (59-of-101) from the field ... 70 career blocked shots are 13th all-time at Tennessee ... 32 blocked shots on the season were second on the team ... Averaged 15.0 points and 6.5 rebounds in two NCAA Tournament games ... Set a school NCAA Tournament record with five blocked shots against Wichita State (3/18/06) ... Five offensive rebounds against the Shockers tied the school NCAA Tournament record ... Shot 57.9 percent (11-of-19) from the field in the NCAA Tournament ... Reached double-figure scoring in 20 games after reaching double-figures just three times his first two years at UT ... Scored 16 points (his most ever in an SEC game) while grabbing three rebounds and passing out three assists versus Vanderbilt (2/1/06) ... Led the Vols with a career-high 18 points on 6-of-8 shooting and a perfect 6-of-6 from the free throw line versus Eastern Kentucky (11/25/05) ... Scored 12 points at Texas (12/17/05) while helping limit LaMarcus Aldridge to just four field goals ... Overcame a foot injury to score 12 points and block three shots in 28 minutes of action against Louisiana-Lafayette (11/22/05).

2004-05 (Sophomore)
Started eight games and played in 30 contests on the season ... Seven of his starts came in conference action ... Averaged 5.0 points on the season and 5.6 points per game in SEC games ... First player off the bench nine times ... In eight games as a starter, averaged 8.6 points and 4.0 rebounds in 26.3 minutes per game ... Had a career game against Louisville (1/22/05) when he recorded career-highs for points (13), rebounds (8), field goals made (5), field goals attempted (10) and minutes played (35) ... Improved his scoring mark the next game with a 14-point effort against seventh-ranked Kentucky (1/25/05) ... Earned his first starting assignment of the season at Florida (1/19/05).

2003-04 (Freshman)
Recipient of the Lowell Blanchard Award as the most improved Vol ... Solid and reliable defense earned him a spot in the starting lineup in 15 of Tennessee's last 16 games ... In 15 games as a starter, he tied or broke his career-high scoring mark four times ... Blocked at least one shot in 10 of the last 15 games ... Ranked second on the team with 18 blocked shots ... Had eight points and three assists against South Carolina (3/6/04) ... Scored nine points in UT's win over Auburn (2/28/04) ...Later had nine points against Alabama (3/11/04) in the first round of the SEC Tournament ... Against Kentucky, he had eight points and six rebounds in 26 minutes (1/20/04) ... Blocked a pair of shots and added five points against Texas A&M (12/2/03) ... Scored his first career points with a four point, four rebound outing that featured three steals against Tennessee State (11/28/03) ... Saw 16 minutes of action in the season opener against Wofford (11/21/03), registering four rebounds and a blocked shot.

Summer 2003
Helped lead the Global Games Select Team to a silver medal at the 2003 Global Games in Dallas.

High School
Attended Wilson High School in Florence, S.C., before transferring to North Gwinnett in Suwanee, Ga., for his senior season ... Ranked among the top 50 players in the Class of 2003 by Basketball Times ... Led North Gwinnett with 17 points, nine rebounds and three blocks per game ... 2003 McDonald's All-America finalist ... A second team All-Class AAAAA selection ... Named to the All-Gwinnett first team ... Named to the GACA Region 8-AAAAA Team of the Year ... Selected to the Atlanta Tipoff Club's Team of the Year ... Played in the Georgia Athletics Coaches Association North/South All-Star Game ... Led North Gwinnett to a 26-4 and an appearance in the "Elite Eight" of the state tournament ... Led North to a No. 1 ranking in the state late in the season and a No. 6 final ranking ... Averaged 15 points, 14 rebounds, seven assists and four blocks as a junior at Wilson High School ... Received an invitation to attend the prestigious ABCD Camp following his eighth grade year ... Ranked as the 10th-best center prospect in the nation by Rivals.com ... Named the MVP and MIP of the adidas All-Star camp ... Helped lead the Global Select team to a silver medal at the 2003 Global Games in Dallas ... Coached by Ralph Nunn at North Gwinnett and Tommy Johnson at Wilson.

Personal
Born: November 10, 1983, in Florence, S.C. ... Full name: Major Leon-Legrant Wingate ... Academic major: history ... Parent is Terri Wingate-Cannon ... A member of the National Honor Society ... Received the Who's Who Scholarship Achievement Award.

Career Statistics
Year
GP-GS
Min
FG-A
Pct
3FG-A
Pct
FT-A
Pct
Rebs
Avg
PF
Ast
TO
Blk
Stl
Pts
Avg
2004
29-15
470
39-96
.406
0-0
.000
26-40
.650
73
2.5
58
18
42
18
10
104
3.6
2005
30-8
511
54-107
.505
0-0
.000
42-72
.583
91
3.0
66
14
37
20
12
150
5.0
2006
30-29
748
125-225
.556
1-5
.200
66-106
.623
121
4.0
77
31
70
32
13
317
10.6
Totals
89-52
1729
218-428
.509
1-5
.200
134-218
.615
285
3.2
201
63
149
70
35
571
6.4
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