Saturday, May 16, 2009

Pack Offers Plumlee?

It is doubtful at this point that the offer to Plumlee is "committable," as he's only a rising junior. However we have confirmed that NC State is tracking him with Monte Towe as the lead recruiter. We've been told that it's unlikely that Coach Lowe has seen much of Marshall live, and usually no scholorship is ever offered unless Sid has had a chance to really evaluate a kid with his own eyes.

I know you're thinking to yourself..."That name sounds familiar!?" Well it should. Marshall Plumlee is the younger brother of Mason and Miles Plumlee. Miles was a freshman at Duke this past season and saw only limited minutes for the Blue Devils, while Mason is the more athletic prospect and is set to arrive in Durham next season. The youngest however is just beginning to blossom and Sidney Lowe has taken aim. According to Marshall, the Wolfpack has extended an offer.

Marshall Plumlee is a near seven foot, 200lbs four-star prospect, and a member of the 2011 class, who's game is just starting to catch up with his size. We at Wolfpack Hoops got the chance to see Marshall live at the Carolina Challenge. At this point he is very raw, however his size is obvious and he shows flashes of athleticism. His brother Mason is very athletic and if he matures into that type of player, the Wolfpack would be well served to have this kid manning the paint in '11. He sometimes looked a bit awkward going up against stronger, more athletic bigs, but then again he is only a rising junior standing at 7 feet tall and will surely progress a great deal in the coming years. We'll begin tracking Marshall this summer and will continue to do so until something changes.


15 Responses to "Pack Offers Plumlee?"
  1. ppack3 said...
    May 16, 2009 at 10:48 PM

    At this point, don't you HAVE to believe that Lowe and Co. See something special in this kid?

  2. ppack3 said...
    May 16, 2009 at 10:49 PM

    Go Sid! Go Pack!

  3. Anonymous said...
    May 16, 2009 at 11:03 PM

    He's a shoo-in for the Dookies, right?

    I know it's the nature of college b-ball recruiting these days, but it's crazy to think about how all of this goes down in the head of a rising hs junior (16 or 17 yr old).

    Which brings me to Leslie... I understand his "de-commitment". He shouldn't have "committed" so early in the first place. Enjoy the wild-ride that is being a "blue-chip recruit". And if by some chance CJ decided to go with his first pick, I'd accept the Raleigh-native "with arms wide open". (<- I hate that song so much!)

    And now I'll slightly contradict myself. I think the coaching staff found an early gem in Harrow, and it sounds like he's committed to manning the point for the Wolfpack in the upcoming years. I couldn't be happier, I think Ryan is the real-deal! I don't want to get ahead of myself, but he could be the best recruit we've had in yeeeeears. He's definitely earned all of his recent accolades. Keep up the good work Ryan!

    I'm very excited about our incoming '09 class. We've added quality depth at every position. But I might be even more excited knowing that we've got a serious pointguard coming in the following year. He'll have plenty of talent around him, and he'll bring another baller or two with him!

  4. Wolfpack Hoops said...
    May 16, 2009 at 11:10 PM

    ^ the word around the Plumlee camp is that he's not a lock for Duke. He wants to do his own thing at his own school.

    That being said. if his brothers blow up at Duke and K comes calling, that all could change.

  5. Wolfpack Hoops said...
    May 16, 2009 at 11:15 PM

    i didnt get to see Miles play in HS but I did see Mason and he is very athletic and seems to be well on his way to being a factor in the ACC. If Marshall can keep progressing he could be a big time prospect.

    However, we're trying to confirm if this is really a committable offer. I still think next year a class of Cothron/Leslie , Parker is possible and that might change the outlook for 2011.

  6. Anonymous said...
    May 17, 2009 at 12:11 AM

    It should be mentioned that our recent class looks outstanding. I think Brown might be one of the team's best recruits in years. And Howell/Wood/Painter will be productive in the very near future. And then there's the 7-footer from down-under and the athletic and still-growing kid out of athens... nc.

    '09 might be the Pack's best in-coming class ever. And the sky's the limit!

  7. Anonymous said...
    May 17, 2009 at 12:57 AM

    Does anybody know why Scout has John Wall's top 4 as Duke, Miami, Kentucky, and NC State? Do they know something that hasn't been announced by JW himself yet?

  8. KarNCSU said...
    May 17, 2009 at 1:41 AM

    A lot of people consider him a lock for Duke but he could be the type of person who wants to make his own name for himself at a different university. I do not know him personally so I have no knowledge if that is the case. Just saying that it could be a possibility since he is the youngest of the 3.

    WPH, do you have any confirmation if any of the players coming for the Gibbons TOC are going to unofficially visit State? i.e Parker? I know that there are new regulations which are different from years past and players who want to visit a specific university and if they are with a traveling team must wait till the day after they play or tourny is over etc. If you have any input that would be great!

  9. Wolfpack Hoops said...
    May 17, 2009 at 11:40 AM

    ^ We faxed our "credential" request last week so we shoudld be recieving rosters and schedules soon.

    I know Ryan will be there along with Cothron, Leslie and Parker.
    We'll also be keeping tabs on Will Barton (who I think will be in attendence) and Laquinton Ross who is never a sure bet to be at any tournament.

    As far as visits go, I will check about Parker. Harrow, Leslie and Cothron probably not b/c all have already visited.

  10. WolfCamel said...
    May 17, 2009 at 11:45 AM

    "Does anybody know why Scout has John Wall's top 4 as Duke, Miami, Kentucky, and NC State?" It has been like that for over a month. I don't think it means much.

  11. JGonzal said...
    May 17, 2009 at 3:31 PM

    Wolfpackhoops, there is a new story comparing Harrow to the other point guards of 2010 on Also, should SI's listing of JW's top three being Duke, Miami, Kentucky be taken seriously?

  12. Anonymous said...
    May 17, 2009 at 4:02 PM

    Coach Lowe has seen Marshall play at the Glaxo this past season. I know in the final game had Word of God playing Christ School and losing in a close one, with Lowe and few more of our coaches on the endline. I don't think Marshall started, but he played a good amount of minutes.

    *Sidenote-The other bracket's final before this game was between Centennial(Lorenzo Brown) and Ravenscroft(Ryan Kelly), and Zo was really impressive with some awesome drives to the basket, several beautiful passes, and probably 4 or 5 steals where he read the pass. He stuffed the stat sheet and he should be able to help our team in several ways.


  13. Anonymous said...
    May 17, 2009 at 7:46 PM

    i would rather have ross

  14. craigslist said...
    May 18, 2009 at 7:52 AM

    I don't like this offer but then again no one has offered me a head coaching job

  15. Anonymous said...
    May 18, 2009 at 10:16 AM

    Off subject, but are all of last year's walk-ons planning on returning? I was thinking that Kendall Smith would be getting some playtime. That was before we picked up JV and Painter though. He was a good highschool player.


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