Marshall Plumlee
Marshall Plumlee
NEW YORK – After not being selected in Thursday’s NBA Draft, recent Duke graduate and Warsaw native Marshall Plumlee signed a guaranteed free agent contract with the New York Knicks Friday, according to multiple sources. Terms were not disclosed.
Plumlee averaged better than eight points and eight rebounds per game last season for the Blue Devils, and added 1.6 blocks per game. He followed older brothers Miles and Mason to Durham, NC, to play for legendary Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski. All three brothers played for four years each at Duke, with Miles and Mason each becoming first-round draft picks. Miles currently plays for the Milwaukee Bucks, and Mason for the Portland Trail Blazers.
Plumlee grew up in Warsaw, playing at Jefferson Elementary and Lakeview Middle School, before moving to North Carolina.
The 7-foot, 250-pound Plumlee won four state championships with Christ School and was the Gatorade North Carolina Player of the Year in 2011, as well as playing in the McDonald’s All-American Game.
At Duke, Plumlee was a member of the 2015 national championship team and joined the school’s ROTC program on Jan. 23, 2015. He is the son of Perky and Leslie Plumlee of Warsaw.