DURHAM, N.C. - Duke senior forward Mason Plumlee was
selected as one of 30 candidates for the Senior CLASS Award, an honor presented
annually to the college basketball player who most excels in four areas:
classroom, competition, community and character.
Plumlee, a native of Warsaw, Ind. and a product of Christ
School (N.C.), is among the top returning players in the ACC. Also a Preseason
All-ACC selection, Plumlee enters his senior year as a team captain who last
season averaged 11.1 points and 9.2 rebounds per game. He recorded a
career-high 12 double-doubles, which ranked as the third most in the ACC.
A double major in psychology and cultural anthropology,
Plumlee earned Capital One Academic All-America first team honors in 2011-12,
becoming the fourth Duke player in school history to earn Academic All-America
first team honors. He also earned NABC Honors Court, All-ACC Academic Team and
ACC Academic Honor Roll citations.
Plumlee is active in the Durham community, most notably
with Duke's award-winning "Read with the Blue Devils" program and the Emily
Krzyzewski Center, a non-profit organization designed to inspire students to
dream big, act with character and purpose, and reach their potential as leaders
in their community.
Plumlee and the Blue Devil host Winston-Salem State this
Thursday, Nov. 1, in their second exhibition game of the preseason. Duke will
then take on Georgia State in the 2012-13 season opener on Nov. 9 in Cameron
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