Plumlee during his college career with Duke
|No. 22 – Phoenix Suns|
|Position||Center / Power forward|
September 1, 1988 |
Fort Wayne, Indiana
|Listed height||6 ft 11 in (2.11 m)|
|Listed weight||255 lb (116 kg)|
|High school||Christ School
(Arden, North Carolina)
|NBA draft||2012 / Round: 1 / Pick: 26th overall|
|Selected by the Indiana Pacers|
|2012–2013||→Fort Wayne Mad Ants (D-League)|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Stats at Basketball-Reference.com|
Miles Christian Plumlee (born September 1, 1988) is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Phoenix Suns of the NBA. He played college basketball at Duke University and as a sophomore played in Duke's 2010 national championship winning team. He is the older brother of Brooklyn Nets player Mason Plumlee and former Duke teammate Marshall Plumlee.
High school career
Plumlee attended high school at Christ School in Arden, North Carolina, where his team had a 63–6 record in his tenure there. He was twice named to the all-state team and to the Asheville Citizen-Times All-Western North Carolina first team. He also lettered in track in his senior year, setting a new school record in high jump.
Plumlee had originally committed to play at Stanford University for the 2008–09 season, but after Stanford coach Trent Johnson left for LSU and brother Mason had committed to play at Duke the following year, he chose to become a Blue Devil. After serving a limited role his freshman season, Plumlee earned the starting center position over senior Brian Zoubek at the beginning of the 2009–10 season before returning to a bench role later in the season. Plumlee finished the championship winning season averaging 16.4 minutes per game, 4.9 rebounds and 5.2 points per game.
Miles played a similar role in his junior campaign to that of his sophomore, contributing solid offense and defense for the team in limited playing time. He finished the season averaging 17 minutes per game, 4.9 rebounds and 4.8 points. In his final season in 2011–12, Plumlee played the majority of the season off the bench. He had his best season statistically, grabbing the second most rebounds per game for the team with 7.1, behind brother Mason and leading the team in field goal percentage at 61%. In all Plumlee completed his four seasons at Duke, he played 135 games, with 654 rebounds and 650 points.
Plumlee was drafted by the Indiana Pacers with the 26th pick in the 2012 NBA draft. During the 2012–13 season, he had multiple assignments with the Fort Wayne Mad Ants of the NBA D-League. He only played 55 minutes for the Pacers during the regular season and didn't play a single game for them in the playoffs. In the 2013 Orlando Summer League tournament, Plumlee averaged 18 points and 12 rebounds per game.
On July 27, 2013, he was traded to the Phoenix Suns alongside Gerald Green and a 2014 lottery protected first round draft pick in exchange for Luis Scola. Plumlee made his first NBA start on October 30, 2013 against the Portland Trail Blazers. Plumlee recorded his first double double as well, ending the game with 18 points, 15 rebounds, and 3 blocks in a 104-91 win. In addition, Plumlee became the first Suns player to record a double-double in his first game with the Suns since Shawn Marion had 14 points and 14 rebounds to start his professional career in 1999. In his second game with the Suns, Plumlee had 13 points, 13 rebounds, and 3 blocks in an 87-84 victory over the Utah Jazz. On December 23, 2013, Plumlee recorded 17 points and a career-high 20 rebounds in a 117-90 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers. He recorded a career-high 22 points as well as 13 rebounds in a 115-101 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers.
Plumlee was named to the 2014 BBVA Rising Stars Challenge as a replacement for the injured Pero Antić of the Atlanta Hawks on Grant Hill's team, and played against his brother Mason on Chris Webber's team. He recorded four points, three rebounds, and a block against in a 142-136 for Team Hill.
NBA career statistics
|GP||Games played||GS||Games started||MPG||Minutes per game|
|FG%||Field goal percentage||3P%||3-point field goal percentage||FT%||Free throw percentage|
|RPG||Rebounds per game||APG||Assists per game||SPG||Steals per game|
|BPG||Blocks per game||PPG||Points per game||Bold||Career high|
Miles has three siblings, brothers Mason and Marshall and sister Madeleine. All three brothers participated in Duke's basketball program. Mason was drafted at pick 22 in the 2013 NBA draft by the Brooklyn Nets. His sister Madeleine plays volleyball at the University of Notre Dame.
His father Perky played basketball at Tennessee Tech, and his mother Leslie set the school single-game rebound record with 25 for the Purdue Boilermakers women's basketball team. The two met at a basketball camp during the summer of 1979. His grandfather Albert "Bud" Schultz played basketball at Michigan Tech (1944), his uncle William Schultz played basketball at Wisconsin-Eau Claire (1971–72), and another uncle, Chad Schultz played basketball at Wisconsin-Oshkosh (1983–86).
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- 2012–13 NBA Assignments
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- Team Hill at Team Webber
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