Nets Sign 2013 First Round Pick Mason Plumlee
BROOKLYN—The Brooklyn Nets have signed forward/center Mason Plumlee, General Manager Billy King announced today. The Nets selected the Duke University product with the 22nd overall pick of the 2013 NBA Draft.
The four-year senior was named Pete Newell Big Man of the Year and Second Team AP All-American in his final collegiate season, in addition to being selected to the All-ACC First Team and the NCAA Midwest Regional All-Tournament Team. In 2012-13, Plumlee averaged 17.1 points (3rd in the ACC), 10.0 rebounds (2nd) and 1.4 blocks (5th), while shooting 59.9% from the field (7th in the nation). He also tied for sixth in the nation in double-doubles. The seven-footer closed his Duke career ranked in the top 10 in rebounds, field goal percentage, blocks and dunks.
Plumlee’s brother, Miles, plays for the Indiana Pacers. Their father, Perky, played collegiately at Tennessee Tech and their mother, Leslie, at Purdue.
Plumlee will participate on Brooklyn’s entry in the 2013 Orlando Pro Summer League, beginning this Sunday.