COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Former Duke center Marshall Plumlee is one of 16 players announced Monday by USA Basketball as attendees of the training camp that will be used to select the 2017 U.S. Men’s AmeriCup team.
The training camp will be held from Aug. 17-24 at the University of Houston. The 12-member team is expected be announced prior to the team’s departure for Uruguay on Aug. 24. Former NBA head coach and current broadcaster Jeff Van Gundy will serve as U.S. head coach during the 2017 FIBA AmeriCup.
Plumlee played in 21 games for the New York Knicks as a rookie in 2016-17, averaging 1.9 points and 2.4 rebounds. He also saw action in 15 games, averaging 12.3 points and 9.1 rebounds, for the Westchester Knicks of the NBA G League.
The Warsaw, Ind., native played in 124 career games at Duke, helping lead the Blue Devils win the 2015 NCAA championship and serving as a team captain in 2015-16. As a graduate student in 2015-16, he led the ACC in offensive rebounds per game (4.2) in conference play; his 119 offensive rebounds on the year rank sixth on Duke’s single-season chart.
While at Duke, Plumlee was a member of the university’s ROTC program. He was commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant in the U.S. Army in a ceremony at Cameron Indoor Stadium in June 2017.
The U.S. will compete in AmeriCup Group C play in Montevideo, Uruguay, from Aug. 28-30. The medal rounds will take place in Cordoba, Argentina, from Sept. 2-3. The FIBA AmeriCup is considered the FIBA Americas zone championship.
The U.S. has won the gold medal at six of the eight FIBA Americas championships in which it has competed.