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Miles Christian Plumlee (born September 1, 1988) is an American professional basketball player for the Memphis Grizzlies 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.

Miles Plumlee
Miles Plumlee 2011 - FEB 13 - Miami Hurricanes at Duke Blue Devils.jpg
Plumlee during his college career with Duke
No. 25 – Memphis Grizzlies
PositionCenter / Power forward
LeagueNBA
Personal information
Born (1988-09-01) September 1, 1988 (age 31)
Fort Wayne, Indiana
NationalityAmerican
Listed height6 ft 11 in (2.11 m)
Listed weight249 lb (113 kg)
Career information
High schoolChrist School
(Arden, North Carolina)
CollegeDuke (2008–2012)
NBA draft2012 / Round: 1 / Pick: 26th overall
Selected by the Indiana Pacers
Playing career2012–present
Career history
2012–2013Indiana Pacers
2012–2013Fort Wayne Mad Ants
20132015Phoenix Suns
20152017Milwaukee Bucks
2017Charlotte Hornets
20172019Atlanta Hawks
2017Erie BayHawks
2019–presentMemphis Grizzlies
Career highlights and awards
Stats at NBA.com
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

High school careerEdit

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.[1]

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.[2]

Considered a three-star recruit by Rivals.com, Plumlee was listed as the No. 28 power forward and the No. 101 player in the nation in 2008.[3]

College careerEdit

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.[4][5][6]

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.[4]

Professional careerEdit

Indiana Pacers (2012–2013)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 (2013–2015)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 (2015–2017)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]

On August 2, 2016, Plumlee re-signed with the Bucks on a four-year deal worth $52 million.[11][12]

Charlotte Hornets (2017)Edit

On February 2, 2017, Plumlee was traded, along with cash considerations, to the Charlotte Hornets in exchange for Spencer Hawes and Roy Hibbert.[13]

Atlanta Hawks (2017–2019)Edit

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.[14][15] 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.[16] On November 15, 2017, he was assigned to the Erie BayHawks of the NBA G League.[17] He was recalled by the Hawks on November 19[18] and made his debut for the Hawks on November 25 against the Toronto Raptors.[19]

On March 11, 2019, Plumlee suffered a left knee injury during practice, as he was working his way back following a non-surgical procedure on January 7.[20] He underwent a medical examination and MRI on March 25, which revealed a cartilage injury in his left knee.[20]

Memphis Grizzlies (2019–present)Edit

On July 7, 2019, the Hawks traded Plumlee to the Memphis Grizzlies.[21]


Career statisticsEdit

Legend
  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

NBAEdit

Regular seasonEdit

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2012–13 Indiana 14 0 3.9 .238 .750 1.6 .1 .0 .2 .9
2013–14 Phoenix 80 79 24.6 .517 .561 7.8 .5 .6 1.1 8.1
2014–15 Phoenix 54 28 18.6 .549 .500 5.1 .5 .6 1.0 4.3
2014–15 Milwaukee 19 0 9.9 .492 .375 2.4 .4 .3 .6 3.2
2015–16 Milwaukee 61 14 14.3 .601 .576 3.8 .3 .3 .8 5.1
2016–17 Milwaukee 32 12 9.7 .441 .629 1.7 .6 .3 .3 2.6
2016–17 Charlotte 13 0 13.4 .583 .750 3.2 .2 .5 .3 2.4
2017–18 Atlanta 55 35 16.7 .583 .450 4.1 .8 .3 .5 4.3
2018–19 Atlanta 18 0 9.6 .667 .533 2.2 .9 .3 .2 4.4
Career 346 168 16.4 .542 .543 4.5 .5 .4 .7 4.9

PlayoffsEdit

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2015 Milwaukee 1 0 16.0 .125 .500 6.0 1.0 .0 1.0 3.0
Career 1 0 16.0 .125 .500 6.0 1.0 .0 1.0 3.0

CollegeEdit

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2008–09 Duke 24 2 6.8 .474 .000 .545 1.4 .0 .2 .5 1.8
2009–10 Duke 40 24 16.4 .565 1.000 .661 4.9 .3 .5 .7 5.2
2010–11 Duke 37 16 18.0 .576 .000 .548 5.2 .6 .7 .7 5.2
2011–12 Duke 34 16 20.5 .610 .000 .632 7.1 .5 .5 .9 6.7
Career 135 58 16.2 .574 1.000 .611 4.9 .4 .5 .7 5.0

Personal lifeEdit

Miles has three siblings: brothers, Mason and Marshall, and sister, Madeleine.[22][23] All three brothers participated in Duke's basketball program and won championships with the team there.[2] 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.[24][25][26] The two met at a basketball camp during the summer of 1979.[27] 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).[2] Another of Plumlee's uncles, Victor Ashe, is the former mayor of Knoxville, Tennessee and is a former US Ambassador to Poland.[28]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Brothers From Duke Arrive After a Detour
  2. ^ a b c "Miles Plumlee Bio – Duke University Blue Devils | Official Athletics Site". GoDuke.com. September 1, 1988. Retrieved April 1, 2010.
  3. ^ Miles Plumlee Recruiting Profile
  4. ^ a b "Duke Blue Devils Basketball Statistical Database". Retrieved June 20, 2012.
  5. ^ "Wake Forest Demon Deacons vs. Duke Blue Devils – Recap – January 17, 2010 – ESPN". Espn.go.com. January 17, 2010. Retrieved March 28, 2010.
  6. ^ "Duke's Mason Plumlee out indefinitely with broken wrist". Usatoday.Com. November 12, 2009. Retrieved March 28, 2010.
  7. ^ 2012–13 NBA Assignments Archived March 27, 2014, at the Wayback Machine
  8. ^ "Suns Make Important Trade for Future". NBA.com. 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". NBA.com. February 19, 2015. Retrieved February 19, 2015.
  11. ^ "BUCKS RE-SIGN MILES PLUMLEE". NBA.com. August 2, 2016. Retrieved August 2, 2016.
  12. ^ Stein, Marc (July 18, 2016). "Bucks to re-sign Miles Plumlee to 4-year, $52 million deal". ESPN.com. Retrieved August 18, 2016.
  13. ^ "Hornets Acquire Center Miles Plumlee From Bucks". NBA.com. February 2, 2017. Retrieved February 2, 2017.
  14. ^ "Hornets Acquire Howard and Draft Pick from Hawks". NBA.com. June 20, 2017. Retrieved June 20, 2017.
  15. ^ "Hawks Acquire Plumlee, Belinelli In Dwight Howard Trade". NBA.com. June 21, 2017. Retrieved June 21, 2017.
  16. ^ "Drummond helps Pistons beat Hawks to snap 7-game skid". ESPN.com. December 14, 2017. Retrieved December 14, 2017.
  17. ^ "Hawks' Miles Plumlee: Assigned to G-League". cbssports.com. November 15, 2017. Retrieved November 25, 2017.
  18. ^ "Hawks' Miles Plumlee: Recalled from G-League". cbssports.com. November 19, 2017. Retrieved November 25, 2017.
  19. ^ "Raptors cruise to 112-78 win over Hawks". ESPN.com. November 25, 2017. Retrieved November 25, 2017.
  20. ^ a b "Miles Plumlee To Undergo Procedure on Left Knee". NBA.com. March 26, 2019. Retrieved March 27, 2019.
  21. ^ "Grizzlies acquire Solomon Hill and Miles Plumlee from Hawks". NBA.com. July 7, 2019. Retrieved July 7, 2019.
  22. ^ "Marshall Plumlee, the younger brother of Miles and Mason, is finding his own way on the court – ESPN". Sports.espn.go.com. September 23, 2009. Retrieved April 5, 2010.
  23. ^ Armstrong, Kevin (April 2, 2010). "After Detour, Duke's Plumlee Brothers Arrive at Final Four". NYTimes.com. Retrieved April 3, 2010.
  24. ^ "Duke has brotherhood with Boilers | The Journal Gazette, Fort Wayne, Ind". Journalgazette.net. Retrieved April 3, 2010.
  25. ^ "Plumlees Relish Chance to Play Together – Duke University Blue Devils | Official Athletics Site". GoDuke.com. Retrieved April 3, 2010.
  26. ^ "Duke prospect Plumlee a big player with small-player skills | Lynchburg News Advance". .newsadvance.com. May 28, 2008. Retrieved April 3, 2010.[permanent dead link]
  27. ^ "Playing Purdue an emotional matchup for Plumlee family | jconline.com | Journal and Courier". jconline.com. March 26, 2010. Retrieved April 5, 2010.[dead link]
  28. ^ Millard Plumlee, father of Joan Ashe of Knoxville, dies at home in West Lafayette, Ind.

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