May 2, 2008

Plumlee expected to make early impact

For the second time in as many years, the Duke basketball team was set to enter the summer hearing the same reports - Duke is one of the nation's most talented teams, but they are thin in the post. While that proclamation held merit last off-season, it can no longer be attributed to the 2008-09 Blue Devil roster again, at least not in the same manner in which it had been.

With word breaking out late Thursday evening that 2008 power forward Miles Plumlee would be bringing his 6-foot-10, 230-pound frame to Durham to play his collegiate basketball, everyone realized the Blue Devils roster suddenly got bigger and better. While Plumlee's addition won't make the public splash that a five-star recruit would have, the fact of the matter is his play will likely surprise a lot of people next season.

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