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#40 Marshall Plumlee
Position: Center
Height: 7'0"
Weight: 260
Year: Junior
City/State: Warsaw, Ind.
High School: Christ School [N.C.]
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Marshall Plumlee Bio
Courtesy: Duke Sports Information
Updated: 10/04/2013
  • First two seasons in Durham have been interrupted by foot injuries ... has gained valuable experience in practice
  • A high-energy post that runs the floor well and attacks the rim with aggression
  • Will be looked upon to bring energy, enthusiasm and toughness to the Duke post rotation ... poised to make a significant impact off the bench for the Blue Devils
  • Possesses a soft touch out to 12 feet and is steadily developing as a back-to-the basket scorer
  • Has worked tirelessly in the weight room to improve strength and conditioning ... has added 40 pounds to his frame since arriving in Durham
  • Has the size and strength to anchor Duke’s post defense ... also possesses the foot speed and mindset to defend high screen and role actions
  • Sets solid screens and is an active pick and roll big man ... continues to work on his hands and footwork in the post and off pick and roll action
  • One of the hardest working players on the team in the weight room and on the court
  • Looking to transition strong play in practice settings into game situations this season
  • Underwent foot surgery April 23, 2013 ... returned to the court in late August and is expected to be back at full strength by the start of practice
  • Played for the East Coast All-Stars in the 2012 Four Nations Cup ... averaged 7.7 points, 8.3 rebounds and 3.0 blocks in three games

  • Appeared in 19 contests, averaging 0.1 points and 0.6 rebounds
  • Pulled down one rebound against Louisville in the NCAA Elite Eight (3/31)
  • Dished the first assist of his career in the second meeting with Virginia Tech (3/5) ... also nabbed one steal
  • Recorded one rebound, one block and one steal in three minutes of action at Virginia Tech (2/21)
  • Swiped the first steal of his career against Maryland (1/26)
  • Notched multiple rebounds for the first time in his career against Miami (1/23)
  • Scored his first career points with a layup in the second half of the ACC opener against Wake Forest (1/5) ... played a career-high seven minutes while also recording his second career block
  • Pulled down an offensive rebound in one minute of play against Santa Clara (12/29)
  • Made his Duke debut against Cornell (12/19), posting one rebound and one block in two minutes of action
  • Was sidelined with a stress fracture in the second metatarsal of his left foot that was diagnosed just before the team’s first practice on Oct. 12

  • Did not see game action while redshirting as a freshman
  • Named to the ACC Academic Honor Roll
  • Played in two of Duke’s three exhibition games versus the Chinese National Team and in the exhibition contest against United Arab Emirates
  • In the annual Blue-White scrimmage during Countdown to Craziness, hit his only shot attempt and two free throws to finish with four points

High School
  • Four-year letterwinner at Christ School under head coach David Gaines … part of four NCISAA 3-A State Championship team at Christ School during his career
  • Named to the McDonald’s All-America team … recorded five points and eight rebounds to help the East squad to a 111-96 victory … also finished second in the McDonald’s All-America Game Dunk Contest
  • Claimed a 2011 Jordan Brand Classic Regional All-Star selection
  • Awarded 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
  • Named team MVP after leading Christ School to a 32-5 record and the 2011 NCISAA 3-A State Championship
  • 2011 NCISAA 3-A all-state selection and AP all-state honoree as a senior … selected as first team All-WNC by the Asheville Citizen-Times
  • Recorded 13 points and 10 rebounds in a 59-57 win over Charlotte Christian in the state championship game … averaged 15.7 points and 10.2 rebounds during Christ School’s run to the 2011 NCISAA 3-A State Championship
  • CAA all-conference selection as a senior … also led Christ School to a CAA Tournament Championship by averaging 14.5 points and 10 rebounds per game
  • Honored with the WNC Sports Award by Mountaineer Athletic Club
  • Had season highs with 25 points and 22 rebounds in an 85-73 win over Ridge View [S.C.] High School
  • Finished his senior year with five 20-point games and 20 games with 10 or more rebounds
  • Had 21 points and 11 rebounds in a 62-51 win over Westchester Country Day for a third place finish at the 2011 GlaxoSmithKline Holiday Invitational
  • Won the 2011 City of Palms Tournament Slam Dunk Contest and was named to the all-tournament team
  • Averaged 8.6 points, 8.0 rebounds and 2.6 blocks per game while helping Christ School to a 37-2 record and a state championship as a junior
  • Key reserve as a sophomore on a Christ School team that went 36-2 and finished No. 15 in the ESPN Rise national rankings
  • Averaged 3.4 points and 3.7 rebounds with season highs of 10 points and 13 boards, while playing behind three other eventual NCAA Division I players
  • Saw time on the varsity team as a freshman … played behind brothers Miles and Mason as Christ School finished 36-2 and won the state championship
  • Teamed with Quinn Cook on the championship team at 2010 adidas Nations Experience
  • Played in the 2010 Albert Schweitzer International Youth Basketball Tournament in Mannheim, Germany … averaged 6.0 rebounds per game while helping the USA team to a fourth-place finish … recorded a team-high 10 rebounds to go along with four blocks in a 91-81 win over previously unbeaten Spain in the tournament
  • Ranked 61st by the Recruiting Services Consensus Index
  • Rated as the No. 34 recruit in the 2011 class by ESPNU 100  … also ranked in the top 100 by Scout.com (No. 68) and Rivals.com (No. 79)
  • Played AAU basketball with Indiana Elite One

  • Born Marshall Harrison Plumlee on July 14, 1992 in West Lafayette, Ind.
  • Son of Perky and Leslie Plumlee
  • Father, Perky, is a lawyer and played basketball at Tennessee Tech
  • Mother, Leslie, is a pharmacist and played basketball at Purdue
  • Has two older brothers, Miles and Mason, and a younger sister, Madeline
  • Was joined on the 2011-12 Duke roster by Miles and Mason to become the first brother trio in ACC history to play on the same team … the Plumlees were just the third brother trio to play on same Division I collegiate basketball team in NCAA history, joining the Brennan brothers (Matthew, Thomas & William) who played at Villanova in 1957-58 and the Bockhorn brothers (Bucky, Harold & Terry) who played at Dayton from 1956-58.
  • Miles, a first round selection by the Indiana Pacers in 2012, is now a member of Phoenix Suns, while Mason was selected No. 22 overall by the Brooklyn Nets in the 2013 NBA Draft
  • Sister, Madeline, is a senior at Saint Mary's School in Raleigh who will play volleyball at Notre Dame beginning in 2014
  • Grandfather, Albert Schultz, played basketball at Michigan Tech (1944) prior to joining the U.S. Air Force ... he also played on the U.S. Air Force Service Team in 1945
  • Uncle, William Schultz, played basketball at Wisconsin-Eau Claire (1971-72) prior to being deployed to Vietnam ... 1972 NAIA National Runner-up
  • Uncle, Chad Schultz, played basketball at Wisconsin-Oshkosh from 1983-86
  • Received the Christ School Headmaster’s Cup - given to senior who demonstrated exemplary character and leadership
  • Head of the Christ School Honor Council and Latin League ... also a high honor student and member of National Honor Society
  • A member of Prefect and Big Brother Award recipient while in high school
  • Hobbies include reading, hiking, skeet shooting and video games
  • Posted a 15-0 record playing JV tennis as a freshman at Christ School
  • Favorite athlete is David Robinson
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