Marshall Plumlee

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Marshall Plumlee
20131203 Nik Stauskas against Marshall Plumlee.jpg
Plumlee defends against Nik Stauskas in December 2013
No. 40 – Duke Blue Devils
Position Center
League Atlantic Coast Conference
Personal information
Born (1992-07-14) July 14, 1992 (age 22)
West Lafayette, Indiana
Nationality American
Listed height 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m)
Listed weight 255 lb (116 kg)
Career information
High school Christ School
(Arden, North Carolina)
College Duke (2012–present)

Marshall Harrison Plumlee (born July 14, 1992) is an American college basketball player who currently plays for Duke University.[1] He was one of the top-rated basketball recruits in the class of 2011, a McDonald's All-American,[2] and is the younger brother and former teammate of both Brooklyn Net Mason Plumlee and Phoenix Sun Miles Plumlee.

High school career[edit]

Marshall Plumlee played all four years of his high school basketball career at Christ School in Arden, North Carolina, and was the only Plumlee brother to win four state championships during his time there. While Marshall played for the Greenies, they had a record of 139 wins and 11 losses.

  • Freshman year: As a 6' 8" 175 freshman playing behind his two older brothers, Miles and Mason, Marshall averaged 2.1 points per game[3] as Christ School finished with a 34–2 record, including a 50–41 victory over Greensboro Day in the North Carolina state championship game.[4]
  • Sophomore year: After growing three inches during the summer between his freshman and sophomore season at Christ School, Marshall began to see more playing time as a sophomore and averaged 3.4 points, 3.1 rebounds, and 1.3 blocks per game. Marshall helped the Greenies win their second straight North Carolina basketball state championship, as Christ School beat Ravenscroft 62–54 in the state championship game.[5]
  • Junior year: With Miles and Mason both playing at Duke, Marshall's role and minutes expanded and he averaged 8.6 points, 8.0 rebounds, and 2.6 blocks per game as a junior.[6] The Greenies had another dominant season thanks to Marshall's presence inside, and finished the season at 37–2, while beating Charlotte Christian 78–59 to collect their third straight state championship.[7]
  • Senior year: As a senior Marshall's role expanding even more, as he became the face of Christ School basketball. During Marshall's senior campaign he averaged 11.5 points, 10.3 rebounds, and 2.5 blocks per game.[8] He helped lead the Greenies to their fourth consecutive state championship and they finished the season at 32–5 after beating Charlotte Christian in the state championship for the second year in a row.[9]

College recruitment[edit]

Plumlee warming up before a game in November 2011
Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date
Marshall Plumlee
C
Warsaw, Indiana Christ School 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 225 lb (102 kg) Jul 11, 2010 
Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:4/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: 96

Marshall Plumlee decided to follow in his brothers' footsteps and committed to play basketball at Duke University on July 11, 2010.[12] He chose Duke over Florida, Michigan, Indiana, and Notre Dame.[13]

Marshall was ranked highly by every major recruiting website; ESPN ranked him as the #36 player in the country,[14] author Art Chansky called him a borderline top 50 prospect in Duke – Carolina – the Blue Blood Rivalry, the Master Collection,[15] while Scout.com ranked him as the #68 player in the country, and Rivals.com ranked him as the #79 player in the country,[13] and .[16]

Marshall was a part of a five-player recruiting class for Duke in 2011, which also included Austin Rivers, Alex Murphy, Quinn Cook, and Michael Gbinije. Duke's class was the second-best recruiting class in 2011, according to ESPNU.[17]

Family[edit]

Marshall grew up with brothers Miles and Mason, and they reunited during the 2011–12 basketball season at Duke University; they also have a sister named Madeleine, who plays volleyball at the University of Notre Dame. They were only the third trio of brothers to play on the same college basketball team at the same time.

His parents are Perky (a former Tennessee Tech basketball player) and Leslie Plumlee (a former Purdue women's basketball player who set the school single-game rebound record with 25).[18][19][20] The two met at a basketball camp during the summer of 1979.[21] His grandfather Albert "Bud" Schultz played basketball at Michigan Tech (1944), his uncle William Schultz played basketball at Wisconsin-Eau Claire (1971–72), and his uncle Chad Schultz played basketball at Wisconsin-Oshkosh (1983–86).[22]

Stats[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2011–12 Duke 19 0 2.6 .125 0.0 0.0 0.6 0.1 0.2 0.4 0.1[23]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Men's Basketball – Roster – Duke University Blue Devils". GoDuke.com. Retrieved April 6, 2013. 
  2. ^ Keeley, Laura. "As Plumlees roll on, small hometown wonders what could have been | Duke". NewsObserver.com. Retrieved April 6, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Marshall Plumlee (Christ School High School) Basketball Stats". MaxPreps. February 23, 2008. Retrieved April 6, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Christ School (Arden, NC) 07-08 Basketball Schedule". MaxPreps.com. February 23, 2008. Retrieved April 6, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Christ School (Arden, NC) 08-09 Basketball Schedule". MaxPreps.com. February 28, 2009. Retrieved April 6, 2013. 
  6. ^ "Marshall Plumlee (Christ School High School) Basketball Stats". MaxPreps. January 4, 2010. Retrieved April 6, 2013. 
  7. ^ "Christ School (Arden, NC) 09-10 Basketball Schedule". MaxPreps.com. January 4, 2010. Retrieved April 6, 2013. 
  8. ^ "Marshall Plumlee (Christ School High School) Basketball Stats". MaxPreps. February 26, 2011. Retrieved April 6, 2013. 
  9. ^ "Christ School (Arden, NC) Basketball". MaxPreps.com. Retrieved April 6, 2013. 
  10. ^ "Recruiting Nation Basketball". ESPN. Retrieved April 6, 2013. 
  11. ^ "Marshall Plumlee Bio – Duke University Blue Devils". GoDuke.com. Retrieved April 6, 2013. 
  12. ^ Watson, Mark (July 10, 2010). "Breaking News – Marshall Plumlee to Duke". Bluedevilnation.net. Retrieved April 6, 2013. 
  13. ^ a b "Marshall Plumlee". Rivals.yahoo.com. April 20, 2011. Retrieved April 6, 2013. 
  14. ^ Marshall Plumlee. "Marshall Plumlee – Basketball Recruiting". Espn.go.com. Retrieved April 6, 2013. 
  15. ^ Art Chansky (February 26, 2013). Duke – Carolina – the Blue Blood Rivalry, the Master Collection. Retrieved April 6, 2013. 
  16. ^ "Men's Basketball Recruiting". Duke.scout.com. Retrieved April 6, 2013. 
  17. ^ "2013 Basketball Class Rankings". Insider.espn.go.com. Retrieved April 6, 2013. 
  18. ^ "Duke has brotherhood with Boilers | The Journal Gazette, Fort Wayne, Ind". Journalgazette.net. Retrieved April 3, 2010. 
  19. ^ "Plumlees Relish Chance to Play Together – Duke University Blue Devils | Official Athletics Site". GoDuke.com. Retrieved April 3, 2010. 
  20. ^ "Duke prospect Plumlee a big player with small-player skills | Lynchburg News Advance". .newsadvance.com. May 28, 2008. Retrieved April 3, 2010. 
  21. ^ "Playing Purdue an emotional matchup for Plumlee family | jconline.com | Journal and Courier". jconline.com. March 26, 2010. Retrieved April 5, 2010. [dead link]
  22. ^ "Miles Plumlee Bio – Duke University Blue Devils | Official Athletics Site". GoDuke.com. September 1, 2008. Retrieved April 1, 2010. 
  23. ^ "Marshall Plumlee". ESPN. Retrieved June 22, 2013. 

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