2018 Creekside G J’Michael Plummer talks recruitment, big junior year and more

High School

Posted On: 01/3/18 6:06 PM

2018 Creekside guard J’Michael Plummer has stepped up as the leading point man for the Knights.

This past season, Plummer was the top scorer for Creekside (13.6 PPG) as his group fell to Lincoln in the Class 8A region final at the buzzer to finish 26-4.

The 6’0″, 170-pounder was named the St. John’s County Player of the Year and was voted to the Times Union All-First Coast Team.

“I really learned a lot about perseverance and to not take anything for granted because what seems to be yours could always be taken in an instant as we saw in the regional final game,” Plummer told Prep Hoops Florida. “I have high expectations this season looking to make another big run in the state tournament and finish it off the right way this year.

The senior has guided Creekside to an 11-2 start with averages of 14.4 PPG, 5.3 RPG and 4.5 APG. The Knights next play in the inaugural Prep Hoops Sun Bash at Carrollwood Day School against Plant.

Last summer, Plummer spent his first year with Florida Elite. He called it one of the best decisions of his life.

Under the command of head coach Conrad Foss, Plummer played alongside Rod Boggan, Dorian James, Nick Jiles, Jai Clark and others.

“We built such a special bond in such a short time playing together,” he said. “It was truly something special and the coaching staff made it incredibly easy to go out and compete while still having fun and playing my game.”

No offers have come yet for Plummer, but he’s drawn interest from The Citadel, Flagler, Embry Riddle, Air Force and Eckerd. He visited Eckerd at the start of this new school year.

Plummer pointed to his natural leading ability, defensive pressure, poise and smoothness of his offensive game as his biggest strengths. He’s aiming to improve his playmaking and decision making to further his game at the next level.

Come watch Plummer and Creekside this weekend at the Prep Hoops Sun Bash. He has killer instincts and a bright basketball IQ. A starter since his freshman season, Plummer is destined for big things in college when that first offer comes his way.