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2013-14 SEASON:
Appeared in 80 games (79 starts) in his second NBA season, averaged 8.1 points, 7.8 rebounds, 0.5 assists, 0.6 steals and 1.1 blocks in 24.6 minutes... Had 16 rebounds at Portland on Apr. 4; his third game with at least 15 rebounds of the season… Posted 11th double-double of the season with 11 points and 12 boards vs. New York on Mar. 28… Returned to starting lineup (missed two games with right knee sprain and came off bench in first game back) with 12 points and nine rebounds at L.A. Clippers on Mar. 10… Had 10th double-double with 14 points and 13 rebounds at Philadelphia on Jan. 27… Posted ninth double-double of the season with 12 points and 11 boards at New York on Jan. 13… Scored career-high 22 points and had 13 rebounds for eighth double-double vs. Philly on Dec. 28… Posted career-high 20 rebounds and tied career-high with eight field goals made (17 points) vs. L.A… Lakers on Dec. 23 to record seventh double-double of the season… Had sixth double-double of season with 13 points and 13 boards vs. San Antonio on Dec. 18… Just missed a double-double with 12 points and nine rebounds vs. Sacramento on Dec. 13, in addition to a career-high four steals, a career-high-tying two assists and three blocks… Notched fifth double-double of season with 15 points and 10 rebounds at Utah on Nov. 29… Posted double-double with 10 points and 10 boards at Portland on Nov. 13, his fourth of the season… Had career-high five blocks (four in the final six minutes of the game), in addition to nine points and 12 rebounds vs. New Orleans on Nov. 10… Tied career-high with 18 points and had 11 boards for third double-double vs. Denver on Nov. 8… Notched second straight double-double with 13 points and rebounds vs. Utah on Nov. 1 to become the eighth player in Suns history to have a double-double in each of first two games with the team… Made first career start in season opener vs. Portland on Oct. 30 and posted career highs with 18 points, eight made field goals, 15 rebounds, three blocks and 40 minutes played… In 14 games last season, totaled 55 minutes, 13 points and 22 rebounds; in his Suns debut and first start vs. Portland on Oct. 30, surpassed his previous career total for points in the second quarter.

PREVIOUS SEASONS:
2012-13: Following his rookie season, played for the Indiana Pacers at the 2013 Orlando Summer League, averaging 10.0 points, 9.5 rebounds and 3.0 blocks in 27.0 minutes (four games)… In his rookie NBA campaign, appeared in 14 games for the Pacers, totaling 13 points, 22 rebounds, two assists and three blocked shots in 55 minutes… Made NBA debut on Nov. 5 at San Antonio… Scored a career-high four points on April 6 at Washington… Made 15 appearances for the Ft. Wayne Mad Ants of the NBA D-League and averaged 11.2 points, 10.2 rebounds and 1.9 blocked shots… Scored a season-high 28 points (12-21 FG) and had 10 rebounds vs. Springfield on Dec. 15.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS:
Selected by Indiana in the first round (26th overall) of the 2012 NBA Draft… Traded to Phoenix along with Gerald Green and a lotteryprotected 2014 first round pick in exchange for Luis Scola on July 27, 2013.

COLLEGE:
Four-year performer at Duke University, where he compiled career averages of 4.8 points and 4.8 rebounds in 135 games (57 starts)… Posted 19 career games with 10+ points, 18 games with 10+ rebounds and seven career doubledoubles… A captain for Duke as a senior in 2011-12, averaged 6.6 points, 7.1 rebounds and 0.9 blocks in 20.5 minutes per game in 34 contests (16 starts)… Named to the All-ACC Tournament second team after averaging 8.7 points and 6.7 rebounds to help Duke win the tourney as a junior in 2010-11… Helped the Blue Devils to an NCAA Championship in 2010, averaging 5.2 points and 4.9 rebounds while shooting .561 from the field and starting the first 24 games of the season… First reserve off the bench in the season’s final 16 games, including the national championship against Butler where he had three rebounds, an assist, a steal and a block in nine scoreless minutes.

PERSONAL:
Born Miles Christian Plumlee on Sept. 1, 1988 in Fort Wayne, Ind. … In 2011-12, he was joined at Duke by his younger brothers, Mason and Marshall, and the Plumlees were the third Division I brother trio to play on the same team, joining the Brennans (Matthew, Thomas & William) at Villanova in 1957-58 and the Bockhorns (Bucky, Harold & Terry) at Dayton in 1957-58... Brother, Mason, a 2013 first round draft pick (22nd overall) of the Brooklyn Nets… In addition to his two brothers at Duke, his mother, Leslie, played basketball at Purdue and his father, Perky, played at Tennessee Tech... His maternal grandfather, Albert Schultz, played at Michigan Tech before joining the Army... His uncle William Schultz played at Wisconsin-Eau Claire and his uncle Chad Schultz played at Wisconsin- Oshkosh... He was active in Duke’s award-winning “Read with the Blue Devils” program... He competed in the high jump in high school and, as a senior, he finished second in the North Carolina state meet with a school record 6’9”... He played two years at Warsaw (Ind.) High School, and final two seasons at Christ School in Arden, N.C… If he wasn’t in the NBA, would have pursued a career in engineering… Follow on Twitter @milesplumlee13

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Height: 6'11''/ 2.11m
Weight: 255 lbs./ 115.7 kg
Born: September 01, 1988
From: Duke University
Draft: 1st Round (26th pick) 2012 NBA Draft
NBA Debut: 2012
Years Pro: 2
Previous Teams:
  Phoenix Suns 2013 - 2014
  Indiana Pacers 2012 - 2013
Prior to NBA/Country: Duke/USA

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