The former Warsaw Community High School star and Duke graduate was drafted by the Indiana Pacers Thursday night. The Pacers took Plumlee with the No. 26 overall pick in the first round of the NBA Draft.
Plumlee, a 6-11 power forward who grew up in Warsaw, played through his junior season at WCHS. He then transferred to Christ School, a prep school in Arden, North Carolina, where he helped lead them to a 63-6 mark and a pair of state championships after reclassifying.
Plumlee averaged nearly seven points and seven rebounds per game his senior season at Duke while playing about 20 minutes per contest. He was a member of the 2010 national championship squad for the Blue Devils, which defeated Butler in the national title game. Plumlee helped Duke post a 124-24 overall mark and a 50-17 record in Atlantic Coast Conference play during his collegiate career.
Plumlee worked out for numerous NBA teams leading up to the draft, including for Indiana just last week, and was projected by SI.com in a mock draft recently to go to the Pacers. Indiana lost to eventual NBA champion Miami in the Eastern Conference playoffs to conclude the 2012 season.
Plumlee averaged about five points and five rebounds per game while playing for longtime coach Mike Krzyzewski at Duke.
Plumlee, who was born in Fort Wayne, is the son of Perky and Leslie Plumlee. His father played basketball at Tennessee Tech and his mother played at Purdue. Miles’ younger brothers Mason and Marshall both play at Duke.