Plumlee Named to NBA All-Rookie First Team

BROOKLYN, NY – Brooklyn Nets forward/center Mason Plumlee has been named to the NBA All-Rookie First Team, the NBA announced today. Plumlee joins Philadelphia’ Michael Carter-Williams, Orlando’s Victor Oladipo, Utah’s Trey Burke and New York’s Tim Hardaway Jr. on the All-Rookie First Team.

Plumlee appeared in 70 games, 22 starts, during his rookie season, averaging 7.4 points (8th among rookies) on 65.9% shooting (1st among rookies), 4.4 rebounds (t-4th among rookies), 0.70 steals (7th among rookies) and 0.79 blocks (t-4th among rookies) in 18.2 minutes per game. The Duke product was also first among all qualifying rookies in player efficiency rating (19.0), win shares (4.7) and true shooting percentage (67.0%) and played more minutes per game for a team that finished the regular season over .500 than any other rookie.

Plumlee scored in double figures 19 times, including 16 times after January 1st, and totaled four double-doubles. The Nets posted a 16-6 record in games Plumlee started.

Selected by Brooklyn with the 22nd pick in the first round of the 2013 NBA Draft, Plumlee is the 13th player in Nets team history to be named to the All-Rookie Team (seven First Team selections and six Second Team selections).

All-Time Nets All-Rookie:

MarShon Brooks: Second Team (2011-12)
Brook Lopez: First Team (2008-09)
Marcus Williams: Second Team (2006-07)
Nenad Krstic: Second Team (2004-05)
Richard Jefferrson: Second Team (2001-02)
Kenyon Martin: First Team (2000-01)
Keith Van Horn: First Team (1997-98)
Kerry Kittles: Second Team (1996-97)
Derrick Coleman: First Team (1990-91)
Chris Morris: Second Team (1988-89)
Buck Williams: First Team (1981-82)*
Bernard King: First Team (1977-78)*

*-The NBA only had one All-Rookie team until 1988-89.

2013-14 NBA ALL-ROOKIE FIRST TEAM

Player Team First (2 pt) Second (1 Pt) Total
Michael Carter-Williams Philadelphia 125 - 250
Victor Oladipo Orlando 124 - 248
Trey Burke Utah 108 14 230
Mason Plumlee Brooklyn 95 24 214
Tim Hardaway Jr. New York 87 30 204

2013-14 NBA ALL-ROOKIE SECOND TEAM

Player Team First (2 pt) Second (1 Pt) Total
Kelly Olynyk Boston 19 81 119
Giannis Antetokounmpo Milwaukee 15 86 116
Gorgui Dieng Minnesota 21 54 96
Cody Zeller Charlotte 3 61 67
Steven Adams Oklahoma City 9 47 65

Other players receiving votes, with point totals (first place votes in parentheses):
Ben McLemore, Sacramento, 63 (4); Pero Antic, Atlanta, 62 (10); Nick Calathes Memphis, 39 (2); Ryan Kelly, L.A. Lakers, 29; Matthew Dellavedova, Cleveland, 20 (3); Nate Wolters, Milwaukee, 20; Ray McCallum, Sacramento, 8; Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, Detroit, 6; Hollis Thompson, Philadelphia, 5; Tony Snell, Chicago, 4; Phil Pressey, Boston, 2; Anthony Bennett, Cleveland, 1; Reggie Bullock, L.A. Clippers, 1; Robert Covington, Houston, 1; Alex Len, Phoenix, 1; C.J. McCollum, Portland, 1; Shabazz Muhammad, Minnesota, 1; Andre Roberson, Oklahoma City, 1; Jeff Withey, New Orleans, 1.