Wofford Basketball Player Jeremiah Tate Drowns

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) – A Wofford basketball player has drowned.
The school says rising junior Jeremiah Tate died early Monday in Lake Wylie near Charlotte, North Carolina.
A York County, South Carolina sheriff’s office report states Tate and another man jumped from a bridge to swim, but Tate "had trouble swimming and kept sinking" when the other man tried to help.
The man swam to shore and asked a witness who was there fishing to call for help. Authorities found Tate’s body below the bridge, according to the report.
Team spokesman Kyle Mattracion says Tate’s mother notified a coach about Tate’s death. The 19-year-old was working as a counselor at YMCA Camp Thunderbird.
Tate, who played in 13 career games, was born in Germany but listed Columbia, South Carolina, as his hometown.
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