Plumlee Asks For Release

Coaching changes are part of the landscape of college basketball. Miles Plumlee signed with Stanford under Trent Johnson's watch. Johnson is now at LSU and Plumlee has asked for his release.

Miles Plumlee,'s No. 58 prospect in the Class of 2008, has decided to seek a complete release from his letter of intent with Stanford.

"I think it's fair to say that Miles has asked for his release and wants to explore other possibilities," Perky Plumlee, Miles' father told "The situation has changed dramatically with the departure of Trent Johnson. We were really disappointed because we loved (Coach Johnson).

"He had seen Miles play so many times that we just knew that he really knew Miles, what he could do and what his limitations were. He had a vision for how to use Miles."

A complete release has yet to be granted by Stanford but, according to Plumlee, the recruiting ban has been lifted meaning Miles Plumlee can speak with other schools.

An all-state player for the two-time state champions at Arden (N.C.) Christ School, Plumlee is 6-foot-10 and made tremendous strides each of the past two seasons.

Plumlee immediately turns into a signature spring recruit for a high-major program. Given his size, resume of winning and ability to play in the post and on the perimeter, he immediately becomes an elite un-committed player.

Schools that offered Plumlee the first time around included Indiana, South Carolina, Virginia, Vanderbilt, Northwestern and Miami.

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