Mason PlumleeHt/Wt: 6-10 / 230 lbs
2012 Draft Profile - Mason PlumleeAt close to 7ft and 230lbs Plumlee has a good long, lean and muscular frame and as the son of 2 former hoop stars it doesn’t take long to see that Mason has a lot of ability. For a player his size Mason has exceptional mobility, he runs the floor very well and is a very fluid athlete. He has good coordination around the cup where he converts a lot of easy buckets and makes a formidable rebounder and shot blocker. His height and athleticism really stands out and often times he is the most active player on the floor, he can defend on the low blocks as well as out to mid range comfortably, Mason has good conditioning and consistently out-competes his man on the boards as well as on loose balls and hustle plays Plumlee gives his team a lot of extra possessions. Plumlee is unselfish and has improved as a passer and what bodes well is that for how good and aggressive he is defensively he does a great job of avoiding foul trouble.
His negatives start with being an abysmal FT shooter and overall has a limited feel on the offensive end. Many of those who gush over Plumlee’s tools have been disappointed that he does not have much of a post up game, his scoring comes from put backs and early offense and ally oops. He doesn’t have a consistent jumper yet either and for someone who is so long and so athletic Im surprised he is not a more dominant shot blocker.
I think that Mason Plumlee is the closest thing to Tyson Chandler you can find with his height and mobility. Like Chandler has done over the years Plumlee will need to work on his weaknesses and learn to play around them enough to be a starter in the NBA. Even though he is not looked at as a center right now I think that is where he will have the most value in the NBA.
Player profile submitted by: Tom Patterson
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2011 Draft Profile - Mason PlumleeThis guy has Josh McRoberts written all over him. That is not necessarily a bad thing but his Duke career is following down the same path. Mason is so darn talented and athletic, that he should be producing more on a nightly bases. The NBA is always in search for athletic bigs with soft hands and nimble feet that runs the court like a Clydesdale, and that is what he does best. He shows the ability to be a very good weak side defender and shot blocker. I like his long term upside and if he can expand his range he can have a long and productive career.
Player profile submitted by: Monta Williams of Blueprintscouting.com
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