Mason Plumlee said all year he made the right decision to come back to school. Now, everyone can see that. Credit: CHUCK LIDDY
Earlier this week, Mason Plumlee won the Pete Newell award, given annually to the best big man in the country. He was also a consensus second-team All-American Tuesday.
What a difference a year makes.
Last April, Plumlee was deciding between returning to Duke for his senior year or going pro and entering the NBA draft. There was great debate between outsiders about what he should do, and even his high school coach, David Gaines, spoke out in favor of Plumlee leaving.