Marshall Plumlee pursuing NBA career, skipping Army for now

Former Duke center Marshall Plumlee is one of the more disciplined players in the world of college basketball and he will likely be one in the NBA very soon. He is, unsurprisingly, going to pursue a career at the next level while putting his commitments to the United States Army on hold.

ESPN’s Jeff Goodman reported that Plumlee, who went through ROTC training and spent a month at Fort Knox last summer, will put bypass joining the military, for now, while he goes after a career in the NBA to join his brothers and former Duke stars Mason and Miles Plumlee.

The youngest Plumlee was given a waiver to enter the Army after it was determined he was four inches above the maximum height limitations. However, the Army will just have to wait on having him in as he takes his talents to the next level.

Marshall Plumlee spent four years with the Duke Blue Devils and was big part of their run to the national championship in the 2015 NCAA Tournament. He was a starter for the team during the 2015-16 season and averaged 8.3 points and 8.6 rebounds per game.

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