Miles Plumlee

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Miles Plumlee
Miles Plumlee.jpg
Plumlee during his college career with Duke
No. 18 – Milwaukee Bucks
Position Center / Power forward
League NBA
Personal information
Born (1988-09-01) September 1, 1988 (age 27)
Fort Wayne, Indiana
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m)
Listed weight 249 lb (113 kg)
Career information
High school Christ School
(Arden, North Carolina)
College Duke (2008–2012)
NBA draft 2012 / Round: 1 / Pick: 26th overall
Selected by the Indiana Pacers
Playing career 2012–present
Career history
2012–2013 Indiana Pacers
2012–2013 Fort Wayne Mad Ants (D-League)
20132015 Phoenix Suns
2015–present Milwaukee Bucks
Career highlights and awards
Stats at

Miles Christian Plumlee (born September 1, 1988) is an American professional basketball player for the Milwaukee Bucks of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball at Duke University and as a sophomore played in Duke's 2010 national championship winning team.[1][2] He is the older brother of Portland Trail Blazers player Mason Plumlee and former Duke teammate Marshall Plumlee.

High school career[edit]

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.[3]

Considered a three-star recruit by, Plumlee was listed as the No. 28 power forward and the No. 101 player in the nation in 2008.[4]

College career[edit]

Plumlee playing for Duke in 2011

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.[5]

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.[6]

College statistics[edit]

2008–09 Duke 24 2 6.8 .474 .000 .545 1.4 .0 .2 .5 1.8
2009–10 Duke 40 24 16.4 .561 1.000 .661 4.9 .3 .5 .7 5.2
2010–11 Duke 37 16 16.7 .522 .000 .593 4.8 .4 .5 .5 4.8
2011–12 Duke 34 16 20.5 .610 .000 .632 7.1 .5 .5 .9 6.6

Professional career[edit]

Indiana Pacers[edit]

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.[7] 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.

Phoenix Suns[edit]

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.[8] 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 Team Hill.[9]

Milwaukee Bucks[edit]

On February 19, 2015, Plumlee was traded, along with Tyler Ennis, to the Milwaukee Bucks as part of a three-team deal involving the Philadelphia 76ers; as part of the deal, the Bucks also received Michael Carter-Williams from Philadelphia. Phoenix received Brandon Knight from Milwaukee and Philadelphia received a future first round pick from Phoenix.[10]

NBA career statistics[edit]

  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

Regular season[edit]

2012–13 Indiana 14 0 3.9 .238 .000 .750 1.6 .1 .0 .2 .9
2013–14 Phoenix 80 79 24.6 .517 .000 .561 7.8 .5 .6 1.1 8.1
2014–15 Phoenix 54 28 18.6 .549 .000 .500 5.1 .5 .6 1.0 4.3
2014–15 Milwaukee 19 0 9.9 .492 .000 .375 2.4 .4 .3 .6 3.2
Career 167 107 19.2 .516 .000 .544 5.8 .5 .5 1.0 5.7


Miles has three siblings: brothers, Mason and Marshall, and sister, Madeleine.[11][12] All three brothers participated in Duke's basketball program and won championships with the team there.[3] 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.[13][14][15] The two met at a basketball camp during the summer of 1979.[16] 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).[3] Another of Plumlee's uncles, Victor Ashe, is the former mayor of Knoxville, Tennessee and is a former US Ambassador to Poland.[17]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Wake Forest Demon Deacons vs. Duke Blue Devils – Recap – January 17, 2010 – ESPN". January 17, 2010. Retrieved March 28, 2010. 
  2. ^ "Duke's Mason Plumlee out indefinitely with broken wrist". Usatoday.Com. November 12, 2009. Retrieved March 28, 2010. 
  3. ^ a b c "Miles Plumlee Bio – Duke University Blue Devils | Official Athletics Site". September 1, 1988. Retrieved April 1, 2010. 
  4. ^ Miles Plumlee Recruiting Profile
  5. ^ [1]
  6. ^ "Duke Blue Devils Basketball Statistical Database". Retrieved June 20, 2012. 
  7. ^ 2012–13 NBA Assignments
  8. ^ "Suns Make Important Trade for Future". July 27, 2013. Retrieved July 27, 2013. 
  9. ^ Team Hill at Team Webber
  10. ^ "Bucks Acquire Michael Carter-Williams, Tyler Ennis and Miles Plumlee in Three-Team Trade". February 19, 2015. Retrieved February 19, 2015. 
  11. ^ "Marshall Plumlee, the younger brother of Miles and Mason, is finding his own way on the court – ESPN". September 23, 2009. Retrieved April 5, 2010. 
  12. ^ Armstrong, Kevin (April 2, 2010). "After Detour, Duke’s Plumlee Brothers Arrive at Final Four". Retrieved April 3, 2010. 
  13. ^ "Duke has brotherhood with Boilers | The Journal Gazette, Fort Wayne, Ind". Retrieved April 3, 2010. 
  14. ^ "Plumlees Relish Chance to Play Together – Duke University Blue Devils | Official Athletics Site". Retrieved April 3, 2010. 
  15. ^ "Duke prospect Plumlee a big player with small-player skills | Lynchburg News Advance". May 28, 2008. Retrieved April 3, 2010. 
  16. ^ "Playing Purdue an emotional matchup for Plumlee family | | Journal and Courier". March 26, 2010. Retrieved April 5, 2010. [dead link]
  17. ^ Millard Plumlee, father of Joan Ashe of Knoxville, dies at home in West Lafayette, Ind.

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