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Prospect Profile

Miles Plumlee

  • Full Name: Miles Plumlee
  • Position: Power Forward
  • Height/Weight: 6-10 / 245
  • Birthdate: September 1, 1988
  • College: Duke
Indiana Pacers Round 1: Pick 26
 

Strengths:
*Good athlete
*Exceptional rebounder
*Good competitor

Weaknesses:
*Needs to continue to work on offensive skills

NBA projection:
Plumlee should be chosen in the second round. And if he gets a chance, he’ll earn a roster spot and be a serviceable reserve big man for a decade.

2011-12 Season:
Plumlee led the Blue Devils in field-goal percentage and was second in rebounding in his final season. He racked up 10 double-figuring rebounding games and led Duke in that department in eight of its last 12 games.

Key statistics:
6.6 ppg, 7.1 rpg, 0.5 apg, 1.2 tpg, 0.5 spg, 0.9 bpg, 20.5 mpg, .610 FG, .632 FT

Cool statistic:
Plumlee set a Duke record in the Mike Krzyzewski era when he grabbed 22 rebounds against Maryland last February. The previous record was 21, held by Elton Brand. Nine of Plumlee’s boards were on the offensive end.

Reminds me of:
Lou Amundson

What Insiders Say:
Duke associate head coach Chris Collins
“Miles is a physical specimen. He’s going to test out as one of the best athletes in the draft. He’s 6-10, 255 pounds. He’s incredibly strong. He can really run. He’s got a 38-inch vertical jump. He’s going to be an effort, dirty-work big man for a long time in the NBA. He’s an outstanding offensive rebounder and a good finisher around the basket. He will create a nice niche for himself.”

What Outsiders Say:
Maryland coach Mark Turgeon
"I think it is pretty obvious. You don't need me to come up here and tell you why Duke won the game. The Plumlee brothers were dominant [Miles grabbed 22 boards and Mason 10]. Their big guys kicked our big guys' tails all day.”
 

-- Profile by Chris Dortch, editor of the Blue Ribbon College Basketball Yearbook. Follow him @cdortch.

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