HOUSTON – Former Duke center Marshall Plumlee was one of 12 players selected to the 2017 USA Basketball Men’s AmeriCup Team on Monday night after six sessions of training camp.
The U.S. team will continue to train in Houston until Aug. 24 and will practice in Montevideo, Uruguay, from Aug. 25-27. Former NBA head coach and current broadcaster Jeff Van Gundy is serving as U.S. head coach during the 2017 FIBA AmeriCup.
The Americans 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.
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. has won the gold medal at six of the eight FIBA Americas championships in which it has competed.
2017 USA Basketball Men’s AmeriCup Team
Billy Baron (Rhode Island/UCAM Murcia)
Alec Brown (Green Bay/Windy City Bulls)
Larry Drew II (UCLA/Sioux Falls Skyforce)
Reggie Hearn (Northwestern/Reno Bighorns)
Darrun Hilliard (Villanova/Detroit Pistons)
Jonathan Holmes (Texas/Canton Charge)
Kendall Marshall (North Carolina/Reno Bighorns)
Xavier Munford (Rhode Island/Greensboro Swarm)
Marshall Plumlee (Duke/Los Angeles Clippers)
Jameel Warney (Stony Brook/Texas Legends)
C.J. Williams (NC State/Texas Legends)
Reggie Williams (VMI/Oklahoma City Blue)