Plumlee with Duke in February 2011
|No. 18 – Perth Wildcats|
|Position||Center / Power forward|
|Born||September 1, 1988|
Fort Wayne, Indiana
|Listed height||6 ft 11 in (2.11 m)|
|Listed weight||249 lb (113 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|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Stats at NBA.com|
|Stats at Basketball-Reference.com|
Miles Christian Plumlee (born September 1, 1988) is an American professional basketball player for the Perth Wildcats of the National Basketball League (NBL). He played four years of college basketball for the Duke Blue Devils, winning a national championship in 2010. He was selected with the 26th overall pick in 2012 NBA draft by the Indiana Pacers and went on to have a seven-year NBA career.
High school career
Plumlee attended Warsaw Community High School in Warsaw, Indiana and then Christ School in Arden, North Carolina, where his team had a 63–6 record in his tenure there. Plumlee attended Warsaw Community for his freshman, sophomore and junior seasons before transferring to Christ School after issues arose with the coach. He repeated his junior year while at Christ School.
He was twice named to the NCISAA Private School 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 5.2 points and 4.9 rebounds in 16.4 minutes 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 4.8 points and 4.9 rebounds in 17 minutes per game. In his final season in 2011–12, Plumlee played the majority of the season off the bench. He had his best season statistically, averaging 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 with 654 rebounds and 650 points in 135 games.
Indiana Pacers (2012–2013)
Plumlee was selected with the 26th overall pick in 2012 NBA draft by the Indiana Pacers. He spent the majority of his rookie season in the NBA Development League with the Fort Wayne Mad Ants, playing only 55 minutes across 14 games for the Pacers during the 2012–13 season.
Phoenix Suns (2013–2015)
On July 27, 2013, Plumlee was traded to the Phoenix Suns alongside Gerald Green and a 2014 lottery protected first round draft pick in exchange for Luis Scola. In 2013–14, Plumee averaged career highs in points (8.1), rebounds (7.8), blocks (1.1), and minutes (24.6). He had a career-high 20 rebounds on December 23 against the Los Angeles Lakers, and a career-high 22 points on December 28 against the Philadelphia 76ers. In February 2014, he competed in the BBVA Rising Stars Challenge.
Milwaukee Bucks (2015–2017)
On February 19, 2015, Plumlee was acquired by the Milwaukee Bucks in a three-team trade involving the Suns and the Philadelphia 76ers. He played out the 2014–15 season with the Bucks and then continued on with them in 2015–16. On August 2, 2016, he re-signed with the Bucks on a four-year, $52 million contract.
Charlotte Hornets (2017)
Atlanta Hawks (2017–2019)
On June 20, 2017, Plumlee was traded, along with Marco Belinelli and the 41st overall pick in the 2017 NBA draft, to the Atlanta Hawks in exchange for Dwight Howard and the 31st overall pick in the 2017 NBA draft. Following off-season surgery on his right knee, Plumlee's conditioning was restricted coming into training camp and he strained his right quadriceps before the opener. On November 15, 2017, he was assigned to the Erie BayHawks of the NBA G League. He was recalled by Atlanta on November 19 and made his debut for the Hawks on November 25 against the Toronto Raptors.
On March 11, 2019, Plumlee suffered a left knee injury during practice while working his way back following a non-surgical procedure on January 7. He underwent a medical examination and MRI on March 25, which revealed a cartilage injury in his left knee.
Zhejiang Lions (2019–2020)
Perth Wildcats (2020–present)
On January 8, 2020, Plumlee signed with the Perth Wildcats for the rest of the 2019–20 NBL season. In his third game for the Wildcats on January 25, Plumlee recorded 23 points and 18 rebounds in an 80–79 win over the New Zealand Breakers, becoming the first Wildcat to record 20+ points and 15+ rebounds in a game since 2007.
|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 and won championships with the team there. 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). Another of Plumlee's uncles, Victor Ashe, is the former mayor of Knoxville, Tennessee and is a former US Ambassador to Poland.
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Zhejiang Lions only released the 211cm centre last Thursday...
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- Millard Plumlee, father of Joan Ashe of Knoxville, dies at home in West Lafayette, Ind.