Miles Plumlee Shows Off His Vertical Leap

Plenty of buzz surrounded Duke's annual preseason media day, with Cameron undergoing offseason renovations and the Blue Devils inaugurating Countdown to Craziness Friday Oct. 16.

But potentially the most intriguing rumor sweeping through the Duke locker room was that sophomore Miles Plumlee had dunked over senior Brian Zoubek during a pick-up game.

Plumlee's younger brother Mason is perhaps better known for his dunking skills. The freshman placed second at the McDonald's All-American dunk contest in the spring after famously attempting a three-ball dunk that likely would have won him the title.

Nevertheless, the elder Plumlee topped his younger brother over the summer at the Duke Basketball Camp contest, dunking over four kids on one dunk and later jumping over an assistant who probably stands at 5-foot-10. (check out Miles at the 1:30 mark)

Which brings us back to Zoubek. Now, it's one thing to dunk over a 5-foot-10 assistant, but Zoubek stands at 7-foot-1, a tall order for even the most gifted of vertical jumpers. When the senior was asked about the dunk, he wasn't quite ready to affirm that Plumlee had dunked over him.

"It was nice," Zoubek said. "I didn't exactly see it, so I couldn't attest to that."

Meanwhile, Plumlee was much surer.

"It was crazy," he said. "That was easily the best dunk I've had in my entire life. I don't know how it happened. It was weird - I jumped at him and I went over him so it was pretty crazy. Only guys that were there saw it, so no video."

Even if there had been documentation, Zoubek jokingly assured the media that he would have burned the evidence.

LeBron James would be so proud.


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