Plumlee, a 6-10 forward from Warsaw, Ind., was one of 10 finalists for the Senior CLASS Award, an honor presented to the men’s basketball student-athlete who most excels in four areas – community, classroom, character and competition. Plumlee was one of five named to the Senior CLASS Award first team alongside Senior CLASS Award winner Jordan Hulls (Indiana) and finalists Mike Groselle (The Citadel), C.J. McCollum (Lehigh) and Mike Muscala (Bucknell).
On the Senior CLASS Award second team were Matthew Dellavedova (Saint Mary’s), Jonathan Lee (Northeastern), Peyton Siva (Louisville), Andrew Smith (Butler) and Marc Trasolini (Santa Clara).
A two-time Academic All-America first team selection, Plumlee owns a 3.37 grade point average as a psychology major and is only the fourth player in Duke basketball history to appear on the Academic All-America first team twice. Plumlee is only the 11th player in school history to appear on the All-ACC Academic Basketball Team three times.
Plumlee was among the top players in the country in his senior season, earning second team All-America honors after leading the Blue Devils to a 30-6 record and a trip to the Elite Eight with averages of 17.2 points, 10.0 rebounds, 1.5 blocks and 2.0 assists per game. He recorded a team-leading 18 double-doubles and 33 double-figure scoring games and was named to the All-ACC first team and NCAA Midwest Regional All-Tournament Team.
Plumlee is also involved in several community service efforts, including the Read with the Blue Devils program and the Emily Krzyzewski Center.
An acronym for “Celebrating Loyalty and Achievement for Staying in School,” the Senior CLASS Award focuses on the total student-athlete and encourages students to use their platform in athletics to make a positive impact as leaders in their communities.