Warsaw’s Plumlee May Have Future As Army Officer

INDIANAPOLIS (WANE) – Whether it is professional basketball or as Army Reserve officer Warsaw native Marshall Plumlee has big plans after he graduates from Duke University.

In January Plumlee participated in a ceremony that sets him on the path to become a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army Reserve pending his graduation from Duke and completion of the ROTC program. Plumlee’s already spent two years in the ROTC.

The only way he wouldn’t join the Reserve is if an opportunity to play professional basketball in the U.S. or overseas arose. Plumlee’s two older brothers – Miles and Mason – both won a national title at Duke and were NBA first round draft picks.

At seven feet tall, Plumlee is averaging 2.3 points and 2.4 rebounds per game as a junior. He recorded his first double-double earlier in this year’s NCAA Tournament, tallying 10 points and 10 rebounds against Robert Morris.

Plumlee and the Blue Devils take on Michigan State Saturday night in Indianapolis with the winner facing either Kentucky or Wisconsin in the title game on Monday.

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