2012-13 COLLEGE STATS
- Mobile, athletic big man
- Explosive leaper
- Plays with great energy
- Solid midrange jumper shooter
- Can put the ball on the floor
- Good shot-blocker and rebounder
WHAT THEY'RE SAYING AROUND THE WEB
Mar 26 Update: Plumlee is here primarily by default. He's big, athletic, put up strong numbers his senior season at Duke and is a safe pick for someone looking for an athletic big-man backup. He continues to play well, netting 19 points against Len and Maryland in the ACC tournament and going off for 23 and nine against Albany. His numbers were more modest against a feisty Creighton team, but overall Plumlee seems to be holding steady at the end of the lottery.
Returning to Duke for his senior season, Mason Plumlee had high expectations placed on his shoulders, both from an individual and team perspective. For the most part Plumlee has met those expectations, as he posted the best numbers of his career and helped the Blue Devils advance to the Elite Eight before falling to Louisville.
He saw his scoring average continue to increase, posting a career-best 19.0 points per 40 minutes pace adjusted, a nice increase over the 15.2 he posted his junior season while keeping his true shooting percentage and free throw rate up near the top of big men prospects in our database.
He sees a considerable amount of his offense in the post, a transformation that started during his junior season. According to Synergy Sports Technology, nearly 40% of his possessions now come from the post, where the 0.897 points per possession he generates is near the top 25th percentile in college basketball.
Mason Plumlee looks the part of a physically gifted PF prospect that NBA teams covet at 6’11 235 … He’s also a great athlete, with very nice fluidity, leaping skills and explosiveness … Plumlee is a still developing offensive player, who shows flashes of being able to face-up as a triple threat and post down low … He’s a very good catch and finish player, who also is a good partner in the pick and roll game with his PG due to his athleticism and quick leaping skills … Runs the floor like a deer … Has a developing jump hook with both hands, and shows flashes of a turnaround jumper too … Good passing skills from the high post when facing the basket … Functional ball-handler who can utilize 2 straight line dribbles to get to the rim and finish if left open … Has a good first step for his size and long strides … Plays with a solid motor, and rarely watches the ball on offense and does a good job of always being in motion … Not a bad area rebounder on either end of the floor … Also shows pretty good shot-blocking skills ...