2008's Plumlee Uses Spring To Shine

Miles Plumlee's about to make some unofficial visits. In the meantime, he's been able to collect at least 8 high-major offers based on his play this spring.

Miles Plumlee keeps writing neat chapters to his junior season. The 6-foot-9 native of Hoosier Country capped his high school year with a state championship. However, it wasn't until the spring that big time programs began recognizing him as a scholarship player.

"Two years ago, I didn't play AAU," Plumlee said. "No one wanted me on a team. I was a small kid and I was goofy. My freshman year I was 5-foot-10 and I wore a size 16 shoe. Two years ago I played with Blessed IJN and it went well. Now I'm 6-9 and 205. I've had the skills and now I have body to compete with everybody."

And competing is exactly what he's been doing. Since a spring debut at the inaugural Carolina Challenge, Plumlee's star has been on the rise. "(Recruiting's) definitely picked up a lot. All the offers I've gotten … I think I have 8 now."

Virginia, Miami, South Carolina, Vanderbilt, Xavier, Northwestern, Stanford and Indiana, according to Plumlee, have put the offers out there. "It's been pretty exciting. I didn't have anybody even looking at me too much."

Plumlee indicated that Virginia, Stanford, Vandy and now Georgetown are interested. He visited the Hoyas and could receive an offer from them.

Plumlee Will Visit Vandy
This weekend, Plumlee hits the road again. Last weekend he checked out Virginia. The Arden (N.C.) Christ School product returns home to Warsaw, Ind., this weekend but his trip is going to broken into segments.

"This Sunday on the way home we're going to stop in Nashville and visit Vanderbilt. In a week or so my parents are going to fly out to California to visit Stanford."

Most recently the Indiana Hoosiers have offered Plumlee a scholarship. A native of the state, it certainly would be something to play his college ball within the borders.

"I have lived (in Indiana) my whole life. I think that's cool and it might play a part. I have a lot of friends who go to Indiana and it might be exciting to play in front of my friends. But then again, I don't think distance will play a factor with me."

It's important to note that the schools pursuing Miles have also shown an active interest in his brother Mason Plumlee, a member of the Class of 2009.

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