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21 - Miles Plumlee

7-0, 252 Power Forward/Center
Duke Senior
Birthday
09/01/88 (31.2 yrs)
Hometown
Warsaw, IN
High School
Christ School (NC)
Team Site Profile
Statistics
Athleticism
9
Size
9
Defense
7
Strength
7
Quickness
8
Leadership
6
Jump Shot
6
NBA Ready
7
Rebounding
8
Potential
6
Post Skills
6
Intangibles
7

NBA Comparison:

Strengths: Physical big man with a severely limited skill-set … Excellent all-around athletic tools … Very good jumping ability … Recorded a max vertical leap at the 2012 NBA draft combine of 40.5” … Good, but not elite-level explosiveness … Prototypical size for an NBA center (was recently measured at 6’11.75" in shoes) … Active offensively … Cuts well, and is receptive to quick passes in the paint … Moves his feet remarkably well for a player his size … Solid touch around the rim … Has a nice hook shot that can be effective against smaller defenders … Is very efficient (shot 61% from the field his senior year) … Knows him limitations and doesn’t make a ton of mistakes … Great rebounder … Creates a lot of put-back opportunities for himself by crashing the offensive glass … Uses his leaping ability and length to tip a lot of rebounds to teammates that would have otherwise been out of reach … Plays with a lot of energy … Good motor … Has interesting role-playing potential …
 
Weaknesses: Limited offensive potential … His underwhelming 6.6 points per game average this season was actually the best of his four-year college career … Doesn’t shoot a ton of free-throws (2.2 free-throws attempted per game), and makes a below-average percentage of the few he does take (63%) … Hasn’t shown a consistent jump shot from anywhere outside of eight feet … Limited move-set in the post, and tends to struggle against bigger players … Aggressive mentality (especially when chasing loose balls) can get him into foul trouble quickly, though he’s managed to cut his foul rate every year since he’s been at school …
 
Overall: Plumlee doesn’t have a lot to offer an NBA team outside of rebounding … He lacks any means of consistently creating his own offense, or at least any offensive means that he was able to display at Duke … His physical profile and rebounding ability might be able to get him drafted in the second round if a team is looking for an energetic role-player to hit the boards coming off the bench …

 Tyler Ingle 6/22/12

Notes: Measured 6’11.5 (in shoes) 247 lbs, with a 7’0 wingspan at the 2011 Amare Stoudemire Skills Academy.

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