Marshall Plumlee '11: I'm Sure Proud to be a Greenie Right Now'
Christ School's campus has changed a good bit since Marshall Plumlee '11 was walking from class to class in his green blazer. However, some aspects of the Greenie experience are eternal.
"Coming back this week and looking at the new facilities and the direction the school is going, I realize I am blessed and have a lot to be grateful for. As do all of you," Plumlee told students in Monday's Assembly. "Looking back on this last week, I realize what I'm the most grateful for is the relationships and bonds that I made. The bonds that I'm the most proud of are when we met some adversity or a challenge, and I met it with a fellow Greenie."
Along with Miles '08 and Mason '09, Marshall is one of three brothers from Warsaw, Indiana, who have come through the Christ School basketball program and gone on to playing careers at Duke University and then the NBA.
Marshall, who is a 7-foot center, has suited up for the Milwaukee Bucks and New York Knicks since turning pro in 2016. The year before that, he was sworn into the U.S. Army during a ceremony in Duke's Cameron Indoor Stadium. Marshall is a member of the New York Army National Guard.
Marshall was one of many Greenie alumni in attendance for the football team's 48-0 shutout of visiting Asheville School on Saturday. He lauded the boys for not having a lull in energy, enthusiasm, or competitive spirit. And the former McDonald's All-American was greeted with thunderous applause in Pingree Auditorium after being introduced Monday by Headmaster Paul Krieger.
"The theme is that Christ School is going to challenge you guys," Marshall said. "Embrace those challenges because you are going to come out on the other side a better man. You're going to come out with better friendships, better bonds. Embrace those challenges because you're going to have something you're really proud of, you're going to be part of something bigger than yourself. I can tell you I'm sure proud to be a Greenie right now."