Report: Mason Plumlee Leaving Duke For NBA Draft
If we’re to believe a tweet from Jay Williams, former point guard at Duke, then current Blue Devils star Mason Plumlee is forgoing his senior season to enter the NBA draft.
Breaking News: Mason Plumlee of Duke testing the NBA waters.—
Jay Williams (@RealJayWilliams) March 22, 2012
Plumlee averaged 11.1 points, 9.2 rebounds and 1.6 blocks per game for a Duke team that went 27-6 but met a shocking first-round exit in the NCAA Tournament against Lehigh. He was also a key reserve as a freshman for the Duke team that won the national championship in 2010.
If he indeed does come out early, Plumlee is projected by many to be a late first-round pick.
Duke standout guard Austin Rivers is also expected to leave early and enter the draft this spring. He should also be a first-round pick.