2013 NBA Draft Prospect Profile: Mason Plumlee, Center, Duke
Name: Mason Plumlee
Latest Stats: 17.1 ppg, 10.0 rpg, 1.9 apg, 1.4 bpg
Mason Plumlee has long been considered to have the most potential of any of his brothers. His older brother, Miles Plumlee, was shockingly selected in the latter half of the first round last summer, but even so, Mason should be well off the board by that time this year. Plumlee, who stands at 6-foot-11, has great athleticism and can run the floor well for a player his size.
Plumlee has continued to grow and evolve as a player over the past four years, improving across the board in many statistical categories. After averaging a double-double as a senior, Plumlee is looking like a lottery pick here in the 2013 NBA Draft. Plumlee has a refined skill set and can finish around the rim with ease. Some of his highlight dunks and plays from this past season only add to that NBA potential.
Strengths: Plumlee showed the ability to score and rebound the basketball well this past season. He had his best season in a Blue Devils’ uniform and just simply looked the part of an NBA lottery pick. Plumlee has great size, solid athleticism and he’s not afraid to attack the rim offensively and get to the free throw. Plumlee should be a solid addition for whichever NBA franchise makes the decision to draft him.
Weaknesses: Plumlee needs to do a better job of using his size to his advantage. He can struggle in terms of positioning, both offensively and defensively, against larger match-ups. Plumlee has a great game for the collegiate level, but can he translate those strengths to the NBA?
Draft Projection: Mid First Round
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