Richmond Hoops Star Andre Ingram Wins $ 31,750 on Wheel of Fortune | Local
Update: Former Richmond Researcher-Athlete of the Year Andre Ingram topped the Wheel of Fortune table as well as the basketball court.
Ingram won $ 31,750 on the Friday night show. He made it through the main round, but was baffled by the final puzzle, missing an additional $ 39,000.
That’s still a lot more than the grossed $ 19,000 per year that most G-League basketball players make.
Ingram’s team, the South Bay Lakers, will take the field at 10 p.m. EST tonight.
Original story: Andre Ingram played on a basketball team with LeBron James. But when he stepped onto the “Wheel of Fortune” stage, he couldn’t play it cool.
“My mouth was wide open,” he said. “I just see the set, then Pat Sajak and Vanna White … surreal.”
Ingram gained brief national fame in 2018, when he made his NBA debut at the age of 32 with the Los Angeles Lakers.
He has spent his entire career working hard in minor league basketball, and after his six games with the Lakers he returned to the G-League, the next level below the NBA, to continue pursuing his dream.
When the pandemic struck, however, the G-League shut down and he returned to Richmond, where he graduated from Highland Springs, to continue his training.