Even two exhibition games in, it's not hard to see that Marshall Plumlee has matured, and not just little bit either. It's pretty obvious.
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According to the Chronicle, his time at Fort Knox this summer had lot to do with it. His commander, Capt. Justin Montgomery said this:
"Out of my 40 cadets I had, he was maybe in my top four, maybe my top three, as far as how he approached things. As far as being a team player, he was the number one guy. If he wasn’t so damn tall, a very close [comparison] would be Rudy. He’s just pure heart."
Teammate Amile Jefferson said it really helped his communication skills:
"One of the biggest things that the Army has helped Marshall [with] that has translated to basketball is his talk. In the Army, you have to be direct.... He’s not asking you to do something—he’s commanding you to do it. That’s what you have to do on the basketball court. You can’t say, ‘Excuse me, guard, can you please go to the baseline, where we can trap this guy?’ It’s one word, it’s direct—it’s ‘Ice!’ It’s ‘Blitz!’"
So it sounds like a pretty transformative experience for the youngest Plumlee, who is about to come into his own.