Men's Basketball

#21 Miles Plumlee

Position: Forward
Height: 6'10"
Weight: 245
Year: Senior
City/State: Warsaw, Ind.
HS: Christ School [N.C.]
Courtesy: Duke Sports Information

Miles Plumlee Bio

Career Notes

  • Has played in 64 games with 26 starting assignments ... averaging 3.9 points, 3.6 rebounds and 0.6 blocks per game ... boasts a .543 field goal percentage (101-of-186)
  • An athletic big man with outstanding leaping ability and foot speed ... one of the top run and jump athletes in the ACC
  • Leads the team with a 36.0 inch vertical leap ... jumping ability has led to 39 dunks over his first two seasons
  • Continues to develop as a defensive presence and as an offensive threat ... has the ability to score on the block or facing up from 15 feet ... becoming more aggressive on both ends of the floor
  • Has worked hard throughout his first two years to improve his strength and conditioning ... has positioned himself for a breakout junior campaign
  • Efforts in the weight room have helped him gain nearly 25 pounds since arriving in Durham in the summer of 2008 ... one of the strongest players on the team
  • Will be looked upon to fill the interior void left by the graduation of Brian Zoubek and Lance Thomas
  • Active in Duke’s award-winning Verizon Read with the Blue Devils program
  • Joined on the team by his younger brother, Mason ... the pair is the 10th brother tandem to play at Duke ... the Plumlees are just the sixth pair of brothers to play at the same time


  • Played in all 40 games, making 24 starts ... averaged 5.2 points and 4.9 rebounds per game, while shooting 56.1 percent (83-of-148) from the field
  • Led the Blue Devils with 33 dunks ... finished fourth with 26 blocks
  • Scored in double figures in the first four games of the season and seven games overall
  • Had three double-doubles and four double figure rebounding games ... led the team in rebounds seven times
  • Blocked a shot in 17 games with two or more in six contests
  • First sub off the bench in each of the last 16 games after starting the first 24 contests of the season
  • Recorded four points and seven rebounds in the NCAA Sweet 16 against Purdue (3/26) and in the NCAA Elite Eight against Baylor (3/28)
  • Notched six points and eight rebounds against Arkansas-Pine Bluff (3/19) in the first round of the NCAA Tournament
  • Made his first career three-point field goal at No. 23 Maryland (3/3)
  • Tallied six points and six rebounds against Tulsa (2/25)
  • Grabbed eight rebounds against No. 17 Clemson (1/23)
  • Posted career highs of 19 points and 14 rebounds against Wake Forest (1/17), making a career-high 7-of-8 from the free throw line
  • Made 5-of-6 field goals for 12 points, along with five rebounds, one block and one steal versus Boston College (1/13)
  • Shot 4-of-4 from the field for eight points to go with five rebounds and two steals at No. 20 Georgia Tech (1/9)
  • Pulled down 10 rebounds to go with nine points against Penn (12/31)
  • Scored 13 points on 6-of-8 from the field to go with three assists and three blocked shots against Gardner-Webb (12/15)
  • Blocked five shots and grabbed 13 rebounds wins over Arizona State (11/25) and Connecticut (11/27) at Madison Square Garden during the NIT Season Tip-Off
  • Scored 12 points and grabbed 11 rebounds against Radford (11/21)
  • Recorded his first career double-double with 15 points and 11 rebounds against Charlotte (11/17). Also had career highs in assists (2) and steals (2) against the 49ers
  • Narrowly missed a double-double with 10 points and nine rebounds in the season opener against UNC Greensboro (11/13) to go along with three blocks


  • Played in 24 games with two starts ... averaged 1.8 points and 1.4 rebounds per game
  • Posted a .474 (18-of-38) field goal percentage
  • Finished fifth on the team with 12 blocked shots
  • Had one steal in the first round of the NCAA Tournament against Binghamton (3/19)
  • Tallied four points, three rebounds and two blocked shots at St. John’s (2/19)
  • Scored four points on 2-of-2 shooting against Virginia (2/1) 
  • Recorded two points and one steal at No. 6 Wake Forest (1/28)
  • Tallied five rebounds and a season-high three blocked shots against Maryland (1/24)
  • Made his only field goal attempt and was 2-of-2 from the foul line for four points against No. 13 Georgetown (1/17)
  • Posted two points, two rebounds and one assist against Loyola (12/31)
  • Recorded two points and one rebound in four minutes against No. 7 Xavier (12/20) 
  • Scored six points and grabbed four rebounds against UNC Asheville (12/17) 
  • Blocked three shots and scored four points against Duquesne (11/28) 
  • Made 3-of-4 from the field for six points to go with three rebounds against Montana (11/23)
  • Pulled down four rebounds in the semifinals against Southern Illinois (11/20)
  • Recorded five points and five rebounds against Georgia Southern (11/11) in the second round of the 2K Sports Classic benefiting Coaches vs. Cancer
  • Became the 25th Duke freshman to start in his first collegiate game against Presbyterian (11/10)

High School

  • Two-year letterwinner under David Gaines at Christ School in Arden, N.C.
  • Led Christ School to a 63-6 record as a junior and senior
  • Two-time NCISAA 3A all-state team selection
  • An Asheville Citizen-Times All-Western North Carolina first team pick as a junior and senior
  • Averaged 15.8 points, 6.9 rebounds and 2.5 blocks per game, while leading his team to a 34-2 record and the 2008 NCISAA state championship
  • Led the team to 14 straight victories, including a 50-41 win over Greensboro Day in the state championship game to close his high school career
  • Scored 13 points and added 18 rebounds in a 77-60 win over Cannon in the state semifinals
  • Posted 23 points and 10 rebounds in a 71-68 loss to national power Oak Hill Academy during his senior year
  • Named to the Chick-fil-A Classic All-Tournament team after averaging 18.0 point per game in three wins ... scored 16 points in 75-73 win over Pinewood Prep in the championship game
  • Led Christ School to a 29-4 record and the 2007 NCISAA state championship as a junior
  • Scored 23 points and grabbed 12 rebounds in a 53-49 win over Greensboro Day in the state championship game
  • Averaged 14.3 points and nearly 10.0 rebounds per game as the Christ School beat No. 6 Charlotte Latin, No. 2 Charlotte Christian and No. 1 Greensboro Day to win the state championship
  • Also lettered in track as a senior
  • Posted a school record high jump of 6’9” and finished second in the state meet
  • Played at Warsaw Community High School in Warsaw, Ind. as a freshman and sophomore
  • Ranked 40th overall and 14th among power forwards by
  • Listed 47th (15th at the power forward position) by ESPN 100 ... rated 101st by


  • Born Miles Christian Plumlee on September 1, 1988, in Fort Wayne, Indiana
  • 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 younger brothers, Mason and Marshall, and a younger sister, Madeline
  • Marshall also attends and plays basketball at Christ School
  • 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
  • Class salutatorian in 2008 at Christ School
  • Member of the National Honor Society
  • Favorite athlete is LeBron James
  • Received the W. Fleming Talman Memorial Award for outstanding 3A/4A male athlete in a major sport in 2008 
  • Psychology major with a certificate in markets & management studies