Duke senior Marshall Plumlee was one of the most improved players in the country this past year, averaging 8.3 points and 8.6 rebounds per contest. Thursday night, he gave an incredibly emotional speech at the team’s end of the year banquet to cap off his career as a Blue Devil.
Plumlee, who noted that the last eight years have featured at least one Plumlee on Duke’s roster, told those in attendance that the program made him and his family better. He also told a touching story about a time when Justin Robinson, a freshman on the squad, hung out with him in his room for hours so he wouldn’t be alone after a particularly tough game. Check it out:
Plumlee isn’t headed to the NBA like his brothers – he’s actually joining the army after school. Pretty cool.