Mason Plumlee's recent rebounding surge has earned him high praise from Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski.
Plumlee, a sophomore center, tied his career high Wednesday with 14 rebounds at Florida State, then set a new career best with 16 rebounds Saturday against Virginia.
Duke hadn't had a player grab 16 or more rebounds since Brian Zoubek had 16 on Feb. 21, 2010 against Virginia Tech.
"Honestly, in the last two ballgames his rebounding has been sensational," Krzyzewski said of Plumlee on today's ACC teleconference call with reporters.
Krzyzewski also said Plumlee's scoring output will improve as he becomes more accustomed to the physicality of play in the ACC. He was held to five points Saturday by Virginia on 2-for-5 from the field.
"He just has to finish," Krzyzewski said.