Duke Blue Devils Mason Plumlee Should Crack the Top 10 of NBA Draft

By Trevor Lowry


Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports

Duke Blue Devils Mason Plumlee should crack the top 10 of the 2013 NBA Draft. Although it is not that simple and this draft will have plenty of talent in it, Plumlee was one of the best players in the 2012-13 college basketball season and he deserves to be picked in the top 10.

On the season, Plumlee averaged 17.1 points per game and 10 rebounds per game. He also stands at 6’10”, which is a pretty solid height for the NBA.

With more minutes in his senior year, Plumlee had a breakout season and performed tremendously. Plumlee was arguably the best player on Duke this season and he was a scoring threat no matter which team he went up against.

Plumlee was likely already a lottery pick entering this season, but his game showed that he was one of the best players in the country and that his draft stock should increase.

His shooting percentage did not increase by much, but it still went up and his free throw percentage went up quite a bit to go along with that.

The Blue Devils were definitely a team oriented type of basketball team and did not count on one player, but who knows how they would have been without their big guy. There are players that are more talented than Plumlee in the draft, but that does not mean that they will be better NBA players. Plumlee came back for his senior year and he showed that he could be a scoring threat, which was one of the biggest issues about him. For awhile, he was the best player in the country.

Plumlee is a very skilled player to say the least and he definitely could make a case for being drafted in the top 10.


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