Brooklyn Nets Select Mason Plumlee at #22

Updated: June 27, 2013

Mason Plumlee 7-1, C, Duke

Mason Plumlee was selected by the Brooklyn Nets at pick number 22 in the 2013 NBA Draft.

This pick by the Nets did not seem to go over too well with fans at the Barclays Center although Plumlee was a solid four year player for Duke University.

He had a fantastic senior season and averaged 17 points and 10 rebounds a game for the Blue Devils.

Plumlee is a 7-footer who weighs 240 pounds and is a very good pick and roll player which is something that Deron Williams and the Nets lack from their bigs.

He is also very good ball-handler for a big man and always seems to make the right play at the right time so he can become a quality role player for Brooklyn.

The athleticism and rebounding skills will definitely translate to the NBA level but his defense will need to improve immensely for him to succeed with the Nets.  Roy Rogers, Nets new big man coach, will become his best friend on the team as he works with him to improve his defense.

One thing that Plumlee has going for him is his great quickness and the ability to play above the rim which is another asset that the Nets lacked among their big men this past season.

That being said, Plumlee should be able to contribute right away for Brooklyn as a backup center to Brook Lopez and give the Nets a different dimension with his athleticism and understanding of the game.

[quote_simple]”I’m very excited about the Nets,” Plumlee said, following the selection. “I didn’t workout for them during the predraft process, but who wouldn’t want to play here, with the buzz they have going here, the veterans and Jason Kidd coming on as coach. It’s a dream come true to be in a situation like this.”

“My strengths right now are just being athletic, getting up and down the floor, getting on the boards and finish at rim. I have to work on being able to knock down shots consistently; that’s not something I did in college. I didn’t even attempt jump shots. I think that’s something that could add a whole dimension to game.”[/quote_simple]


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