Plumlee Makes Team USA; The Goal is Gold

August 23, 2014

The dream started taking shape some 18 years ago, when Mason Plumlee’s parents took him to see the 1996 U.S. Olympic team play an exhibition game.

“I remember seeing Penny Hardaway and Grant Hill, it was that team," said Plumlee. "They were really good. They won by about 50 or 60. I remember just being in awe.

“As soon as I saw that team I said, ‘I want to do this.’ It’s a special opportunity. I couldn’t be happier."

The dream came true early Saturday morning when USA Basketball announced that the Brooklyn Nets power forward/center was one of 12 players selected to represent this country in the upcoming FIBA World Cup in Spain.