Plummer coming back to the Island
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Greg Plummer of the Summerside Storm dribbles the ball between his legs while being guarded by Greg Surmacz of the Windsor Express during Game 5 of the National Basketball League of Canada semifinal series at Eastlink Arena on Tuesday night.
CHARLOTTETOWN – The Island Storm has brought back the team’s most dangerous shooter.
The National Basketball League of Canada team announced Monday Greg Plummer will be back, pending FIBA clearance.
The 6'4", 195 lbs shooting guard was one of only four players in the NBL last season to record a triple-double, scoring 18 points, 10 rebounds, and 10 assists in the then-Summerside Storm's March 30, 2013 loss to Windsor.
The team moved to Charlottetown in the off-season.
Plummer averaged 17 points, 4.9 rebounds, and three assists per game during the Storm's 2012-2013 season. He also ranked in the top 20 in the NBL in five different categories: third in steals, sixth in three-point field goals made, 11th in scoring, 15th in free throw percentage, and 18th in assists.
Storm head coach Joe Salerno said Plummer is not only a talented athlete, he is also incredibly intelligent.
"Greg is a big time signing for us. Not only is he one of the best shooters in this league, he was one of our vocal leaders on this team last season.
“Greg came up with big play after big play for us. When it came down to crunch time, there was no question #21 was going to be on the floor. He has one of the highest basketball IQ's I have ever coached and an unbelievable work ethic. Greg is coming back here with one goal in mind this season, to win an NBL championship. He is very focused, and ready to get back to work."
The Eckerd College grad has played professionally in Mexico, Luxembourg, Colombia, and Canada. Plummer was drafted in the 10th Round of the 2008 NBA D-League Draft by the Sioux Falls Sky Force.
Plummer, a Brooklyn, New York native, also set a franchise record by making eight three-point field goals en route to a win over Moncton on Dec. 2, 2012. Plummer finished the game with 40 points.
With this re-signing, the Storm have announced six returning players from the 2012-2013 roster.
The Storm open training camp in mid-October. Fans can expect to see intra-squad match-ups and one exhibition game against another NBL team near the end of October.