Marshall Plumlee

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Marshall Plumlee
Marshall Plumlee Duke vs Michigan State.jpg
Plumlee warming up before a game in November 2011
No. 40 – New York Knicks
Position Center
League NBA
Personal information
Born (1992-07-14) July 14, 1992 (age 24)
West Lafayette, Indiana
Nationality American
Listed height 7 ft 1 in (2.16 m)
Listed weight 250 lb (113 kg)
Career information
High school Christ School
(Arden, North Carolina)
College Duke (2012–2016)
NBA draft 2016 / Undrafted
Playing career 2016–present
Career history
2016–present New York Knicks
2016–2017 Westchester Knicks
Career highlights and awards

Marshall Harrison Plumlee (born July 14, 1992) is an American professional basketball player for the New York Knicks of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball 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 high school and college teammate of both Mason and Miles Plumlee.

High school career[edit]

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 Plumlee played for the Greenies, they had a record of 139 wins and 11 losses.

  • Freshman year: As a 6'8", 175 lb freshman playing behind his two older brothers, Miles and Mason, Plumlee 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, Plumlee began to see more playing time as a sophomore and averaged 3.4 points, 3.1 rebounds, and 1.3 blocks per game. Plumlee 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, Plumlee'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 Plumlee'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, Plumlee's role expanded even more, as he became the face of Christ School basketball. During Plumlee'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]
  • Accomplishments: Following his senior season at Christ School, Plumlee was a participant in the 2011 McDonald's All-American Game.[2] He was also named the Gatorade Player of the Year in North Carolina after averaging 11.5 points, 10.3 rebounds, and 2.5 blocks per game as a senior.[10]


Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date
Marshall Plumlee
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

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

Plumlee was ranked highly by every major recruiting website; ESPN ranked him as the #36 player in the country,[13] author Art Chansky called him a borderline top 50 prospect in Duke – Carolina – the Blue Blood Rivalry, the Master Collection,[14] while ranked him as the #68 player in the country, and ranked him as the #79 player in the country.[12][15]

Plumlee 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.[16]

College career[edit]

In Plumlee's freshman year at Duke, both of his brothers were on the team and Marshall redshirted.[10] He made his debut in 2012–13, but was limited by a stress fracture in his foot.[10] In Plumlee's junior year he saw limited action, playing 8.5 minutes per game in 30 contests.[10] By his senior year, Plumlee had developed into a steady inside defender, used to spell freshman phenom Jahlil Okafor and contributing to Duke's national championship victory over Wisconsin.[10] During his final season at Duke, Plumlee served as a team captain along with Amile Jefferson and Matt Jones.[17]

College statistics[edit]

2012–13 Duke 19 0 2.6 .125 0.0 0.0 0.6 0.1 0.2 0.2 0.1
2013–14 Duke 30 0 8.5 .552 0.0 .353 2.2 0.3 0.2 0.6 1.3
2014–15 Duke 39 0 9.6 .762 1.00 .710 2.4 0.3 0.2 0.6 2.2
2015–16 Duke 36 36 30.5 .688 0.0 .575 8.6 1.1 0.8 1.6 8.3

Professional career[edit]

New York Knicks (2016–present)[edit]

After going undrafted in the 2016 NBA draft, Plumlee joined the New York Knicks for the 2016 NBA Summer League.[18] On July 7, 2016, he signed with the Knicks.[19][20] During his rookie season, he has had multiple assignments to the Westchester Knicks of the NBA Development League.[21] Plumlee made his NBA debut on November 20 against the Atlanta Hawks. He was rushed into the city from his D-League assignment when starting center Joakim Noah was sent home due to illness. He gathered a rebound and committed a foul in five minutes of action in a win over the Hawks.[22]

Personal life[edit]

Plumlee 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 Millard "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).[23][24][25] The two met at a basketball camp during the summer of 1979.[26] 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).[27]


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  2. ^ a b "2011 McDonald's All-American Game boys' rosters announced". Retrieved April 6, 2013. 
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  5. ^ "Christ School 2008-09 Basketball Schedule". Retrieved April 6, 2013. 
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  15. ^ "2011 Duke Basketball Recruiting Prospects". Retrieved April 6, 2013. 
  16. ^ "2013 Basketball Class Rankings". Retrieved April 6, 2013. 
  17. ^ Hoerger, Ryan (April 24, 2015). "Jefferson, Plumlee, Matt Jones named Duke basketball captains for 2015-16". Retrieved October 26, 2015. 
  18. ^ "Knicks to Participate in Orlando Pro Summer League". June 27, 2016. Retrieved June 28, 2016. 
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  21. ^ "2016-17 NBA Assignments". Retrieved November 8, 2016. 
  22. ^ "Anthony has 31, Knicks beat Hawks for 4th straight home win". November 20, 2016. Retrieved November 20, 2016. 
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  24. ^ Featherston, Al (October 28, 2009). "Plumlees Relish Chance to Play Together". Retrieved April 3, 2010. 
  25. ^ Cole, Bill (May 28, 2008). "Duke prospect Plumlee a big player with small-player skills". Retrieved April 3, 2010. 
  26. ^ "Playing Purdue an emotional matchup for Plumlee family". March 26, 2010. Retrieved April 5, 2010. [dead link]
  27. ^ "Miles Plumlee Bio". Retrieved April 1, 2010. 

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