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Mason Plumlee Senior Profile
Courtesy: Duke Sports Information
Release: 12/05/2012
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DURHAM, N.C. -  The Duke men's basketball team will travel to East Rutherford, N.J., to face Temple on Saturday, December 8. Tip-off is set for 3:15 p.m., and will be aired live on ESPN.  Recently, sat down with senior forward Mason Plumlee to learn more about the Warsaw, Ind., native. What has been your proudest moment at Duke?
Mason Plumlee:
When my brother took me out for senior night. When he got introduced, I walked out to center court with him. What is your favorite part of being a Duke student-athlete?
The people, the teachers, the coaches. They are year around, great people doing great things in the academic world and in the basketball world. What's your favorite class that you've taken here?
My favorite class would have to be, Marketing and Cross Borders with George Grody. What's been your most challenging class?
My most challenging class would be probably BioBasics of Behavior. It was a neuroscience type class. It was a neuroscience prerequisite. Can you tell me about a time when you first started playing basketball?
When I was younger, my grandparents had a hoop in their drive way in West Lafayette, Indiana and we'd go there and play. Who would you say has been the biggest influence on your life?
MP: The biggest influence is usually my parents. I mean you live with them and you're around them all the time. Even when I went to boarding school they came down and visited a lot and we've always had constant contact throughout high school and college. Both my parents have been influential. Do you have any kind of chore that you hate doing?
My least favorite thing to do would be laundry. Any words of wisdom to pass along to freshmen or future Blue Devils?
Just enjoy it because it goes by fast. Any hidden talents?
I don't really have any hidden talents. I'm a good Othello player. If you could play any sport other than your own, what would it be?
Swimming. That's what I did for probably seven or eight years while I played basketball, but then you have to make a decision because they're in the same season. I swam from when I was really young to about seventh grade. Is there a particular basketball player you looked up to or admired when you were little?
There wasn't really anyone in particular. The first NBA games I remember watching were like the finals between the Bulls and the Jazz. Those were the first games that I watched and I was like that is what I want to do. Mountains or beach?
Mountains. I went to high school in the mountains and there was actually a lot to do in the mountains. The beach you know you go to the beach and there's too many tourists. The mountains are a little more secluded, a little better get away.