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#5 Mason Plumlee
Position: Forward
Height: 6'10"
Weight: 235
Year: Senior
City/State: Warsaw, Ind.
High School: Christ School [N.C.]
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Mason Plumlee Bio
Courtesy: Duke Sports Information
Updated: 10/11/2012
Career Notes
  • A team captain in 2012-13
  • One of the top returning post players in the NCAA ... an ACC Player of the Year caliber performer with All-America potential
  • Looking to join Jay Buckley, Bob Fleischer, Mike Gminski, Jim Spanarkel, Shane Battier and Greg Paulus as Duke's two-time Academic All-America selections
  • A solid passer on the break and out of the post with a steadily developing back-to-the-basket post game ... will be Duke's primary interior scoring threat for 2012-13
  • An elite rebounder on both ends of the floor ... also has the length and wing span to be one of the top shot blockers in the ACC
  • A skilled forward with elite athleticism ... runs the floor well and plays above the rim on offense and defense ... has 130 dunks in three seasons with the Blue Devils
  • Has continued to add strength and bulk in the offseason
  • Averaging 7.3 points and 6.9 rebounds and 1.4 blocks in his career ... has a .558 field goal percentage (304-of-545) in 105 games (64 starts)
  • Joined on the team by his brother, Marshall ... In 2011-12, those two along with older brother, Miles (2008-12), became the third Division I brother trio to play on the same team, joining the Brennans (Matthew, Thomas & William) at Villanova in 1957-58 and the Bockhorns (Bucky, Harold & Terry) at Dayton in 1957-58

2011-12
  • Named to the All-ACC third team after averaging 11.1 points and 9.2 rebounds per game
  • Named to the Capital One Academic All-America first team ... the fourth Duke player in school history to earn Academic All-America first team honors and the first since Shane Battier (2000, 2001) ... also earned All-ACC Academic Team and ACC Academic Honor Roll honors
  • Also selected to the NABC Honors Court, an award that highlights student-athletes who excelled in academics during the 2011-12 season
  • Selected to the NABC and USBWA All-District teams
  • Started 31 of 34 games and led Duke in rebounds and blocked shots ... ranked fourth in the ACC in rebounds per game ... pulled in a team-high 213 defensive rebounds and tied for the team lead with 99 offensive rebounds ... his 213 defensive rebounds were the second most in the ACC ... had 16 double-digit rebound games, which was the fourth best total in the ACC
  • Shot 57.2 percent (143-of-250) from the field with 143 made field goals, the most among Duke's big men
  • Led the team in rebounding 21 times and in scoring six times
  • Posted 12 double-doubles for the second-most in the ACC
  • Set Duke's single-season dunks record with 60, slamming in four in the second round of the NCAA Tournament to best Shelden Williams' previous school single-season record of 58
  • Led the team with 55 blocks at an average of 1.6 per game, the fifth best clip in the ACC
  • Improved immensely from the free throw line as the season progressed, shooting 65.8 percent from the charity stripe over Duke's final 17 games as opposed to 42.3 percent over the first 17 games
  • Named ACC and National Player of the Week on Jan. 31
  • Went a perfect 9-of-9 from the floor in the NCAA Second Round matchup against Lehigh (3/16) ... scored 19 points with 12 rebounds and three blocks for his 12th double-double of the year
  • Recorded a double-double in the ACC Tournament against Virginia Tech with 10 rebounds and 12 points (3/9)
  • Led Duke with 17 points and added four rebounds, two assists, two blocks and two steals off the bench against North Carolina ... his fourth and final rebound was the 700th of his career (3/3)
  • Recorded his 10th double-double of the season with 16 points and 10 rebounds against Maryland ... also threw down three dunks and grabbed his 300th career rebound in ACC play (2/11)
  • Pulled down 14 rebounds and scored eight points against North Carolina ... his final rebound came on a missed North Carolina free throw with 11 seconds remaining and started the final possession in which Austin Rivers hit the game-winning three-pointer as time expired (2/8)
  • Posted his ninth double-double with 15 points and a career-high 17 rebounds against St. John's (1/28)
  • Led Duke to a win over Maryland by scoring a season-high 23 points, grabbing 12 rebounds and dishing out four assists ... went 9-of-13 from the floor and 5-of-5 from the foul line (1/25)
  • Posted 16 points and 13 rebounds against Temple ... also collected two blocks and a steal against the Owls (1/4)
  • Had a season-high five blocks against Colorado State ... also finished with a double-double with 14 points and 10 rebounds and added five blocks and four steals (12/7)
  • Scored 16 points against No. 2 Ohio State on 7-of-12 shooting ... also added eight rebounds, two blocks and a pair of steals (11/29)
  • Scored a season-high 17 points and pulled in 12 rebounds against Kansas in the Maui Invitational Championship game ... also blocked a pair of shots (11/23)
  • Had a block in 16 straight games before ending that streak against Davidson (11/18)
  • Against Michigan State, guarded leading scorer Draymond Green and held him to 10 points on 4-of-15 shooting (11/15) ... also had seven points, five rebounds and three blocks in the game

2010-11
  • Honorable mention All-ACC selection ... also named to the ACC All-Academic team
  • Named to the CBE Classic All-Tournament team
  • Started 32 games this season, averaging 7.2 points and a team-high 8.4 rebounds per game
  • Shot a team-high 59.3 percent (112-of-189) from the field ... also led the team with 62 blocked shots and 46 dunks
  • Ranked among the ACC leaders in rebounding (5th) and blocks (t- 6th)
  • Tied for seventh in the ACC with six double-doubles ... grabbed 10 or more rebounds in 14 contests, including eight ACC games
  • Led the team in rebounding 21 times
  • Reached double figures in scoring in 10 outings with a career-high 25 points against Marquette (11/22)
  • Posted a +5.3 rebounding increase from his freshman to sophomore season, the fifth-highest rebounding jump under Coach K
  • Dished out a career-high five assists to go with 10 points and 11 rebounds in a career-high 38 minutes against Maryland (3/11) in the ACC Tournament
  • Finished with 16 points, 12 rebounds, three blocks and two steals against N.C. State (2/5)
  • Tallied a career-high six blocked shots to go with 10 rebounds, seven points and two assists at N.C. State (1/19)
  • Grabbed a career-high 16 rebounds to go with two blocks against Virginia (1/15)
  • Posted the most rebounds off the bench under Coach K with 14 boards at Florida State (1/12)
  • Had a career-high five steals while recording a double-double with 10 points and 10 rebounds against No. 6 Michigan State (12/1) in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge
  • Tallied seven points, 12 rebounds, four blocked shots and two steals at Oregon (11/27)
  • Scored a career-high 25 points while also grabbing 12 rebounds for a double-double against Marquette (11/22) in the CBE Classic ... also had five blocked shots in the game and made 12-of-16 field goals
  • Posted his first career double-double with 10 points and 14 rebounds in the second game of the O'Reilly Auto Parts CBE Classic against Miami [Ohio] (11/16)

2009-10
  • Played in the final 34 games of the season ... missed the first six games after fracturing his left wrist in practice prior to the season opener
  • Averaged 3.7 points, 3.1 rebounds, 0.9 assists and 0.9 blocks in just over 14 minutes per game ... shot 46.2 percent (49-of-106) from the field
  • Made one start and was the first player off the bench in 26 games
  • Finished second on the team in dunks (24) and third in blocks (30)
  • Scored 10 or more points in three games and had five or more rebounds in nine outings
  • Blocked a shot in 21 games with two or more blocks in six contests
  • Had two points, five rebounds and two assists in NCAA Tournament win over Baylor (3/28)
  • Recorded two points, six rebounds and three blocks against Arkansas-Pine Bluff (3/19) in the first round of the NCAA Tournament
  • Had four points, six rebounds and two blocked shots against Miami (3/13) in the ACC Tournament semifinals
  • Notched seven points, three rebounds and a block versus Maryland (2/13)
  • Pulled down a season-high nine rebounds to go with seven points, two assists and one block at North Carolina (2/10)
  • Grabbed six rebounds at Boston College (2/6)
  • Tallied four points, three rebounds, one block and two steals at No. 7 Georgetown (1/30)
  • Posted 11 points, seven rebounds and two blocked shots against Wake Forest (1/17)
  • Scored 10 points on 5-of-6 shooting from the field to go with six rebounds, three assists, two blocks and one steal at No. 20 Georgia Tech (1/9)
  • Had three points, five rebounds, one assist and one blocked shot in his first career ACC game against No. 21 Clemson (1/3)
  • Tallied a season-high 18 points to go along with seven rebounds, two assists and four steals against Pennsylvania (12/31) ... finished the game 7-of-10 from the field
  • Blocked a season-best four shots against Long Beach State (12/29)
  • Posted four points, three rebounds, one assist and one block versus Gonzaga (12/19)
  • Recorded six points, two rebounds, three assists and one block against Gardner-Webb (12/15)
  • Drew his first collegiate start against St. John's (12/5) with four points, two rebounds and one assist in seven minutes
  • Made his collegiate debut at Wisconsin (12/2) in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge, playing 10 minutes with two rebounds

High School
  • Three-time letterwinner in basketball at Christ School in Arden, N.C. .. played for head coach David Gaines
  • Led the team to three state championships and a 99-8 record over the last three years
  • 2009 McDonald's All-American ... had six points, four rebounds, two assists, two blocked shots and one steal for the West squad in a 113-110 loss in the McDonald's All-American game ... finished second in the dunk contest at the McDonald's All-American Powerade Jam Fest
  • 2009 Jordan Brand All-American ... scored 11 points and added seven rebounds, two assists and a blocked shot in a 110-103 loss in the 2009 Jordan Brand Classic
  • Third team Parade All-America and Slam All-America in 2009
  • Named 2009 North Carolina Mr. Basketball by Charlotte Observer
  • Two-time all-state and All-Western North Carolina first team pick
  • Three-time all-conference honoree ... two-time team MVP
  • Led team to a 36-2 mark as a senior ... averaged 15.3 points and 10.1 rebounds, 3.3 assists and 2.5 blocks per game for the year
  • Named MVP of the 37th Annual GlaxoSmithKline Holiday Invitational ... also grabbed MVP honors at the Wazoo Sports Hoopfest in 2009
  • Averaged 12.8 points and 10.5 rebounds per game while leading Christ School to a 34-2 record as a junior
  • Helped guide the Greenies to a 29-4 mark as a sophomore
  • Played varsity as a freshman at Warsaw Community High School
  • Ranked 18th by the Recruiting Services Consensus Index
  • Rated in the top 20 overall by ESPN.com (No. 10)  and Scout.com (No. 18) ... listed as the No. 6 power forward by Scout.com and No. 14 power forward by Rivals.com
  • Also competed in track and field as a standout high jumper ... an all-conference selection and team MVP
  • NCISAA silver medal state finalist in the high jump ... owns an individual best jump of 6'8"

USA Basketball
  • Played in the 2009 Nike Hoops Summit ... had two points, two rebounds and two blocks in a 97-89 loss to the World Select team
  • Earned a silver medal with the 2008 USA U18 National Team at the 2008 FIBA Americas U18 Championship in Formosa, Argentina ... averaged 5.0 points and 6.0 rebounds per game ... posted a double-double with 14 points and 14 rebounds against the Bahamas

Personal
  • Born Mason Alexander Plumlee on March 5, 1990 in Fort Wayne, Ind.
  • Son of Perky and Leslie Plumlee
  • Father, Perky, is a lawyer and played basketball at Tennessee Tech
  • Mother, Leslie, is a pharmacist and played basketball at Purdue
  • Has two brothers, Miles and Marshall, and a younger sister, Madeline
  • Grandfather, Albert Schultz, played basketball at Michigan Tech (1944) ... he also played on the U.S. Air Force Service Team in 1945
  • Uncle, William Schultz, played basketball at Wisconsin-Eau Claire ... 1972 NAIA National Runner-up
  • Uncle, Chad Schultz, played basketball at Wisconsin-Oshkosh
  • Played AAU basketball with Indiana Elite One and Blessed IJN ... helped Indiana Elite to 2008 championships at the Pittsburgh Jam Fest and Adidas May Classic ... named MVP of both events
  • Wetmore Scholar and judiciary member of the Honor & Disciplinary Board at Christ School
  • Christ School Headmaster's Cup - given to senior who demonstrated exemplary character and leadership
  • Received the W. Fleming Talman Memorial Award for outstanding 3A/4A male athlete in a major sport in 2008


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