Mason Alexander Plumlee (born March 5, 1990) is an American professional basketball player for the Portland Trail Blazers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). As a freshman in 2009–10, he was a back-up forward for the Duke Blue Devils men’s basketball team’s national championship team, which had him playing with his older brother Miles. He was a 2009 McDonald’s All-American in high school.During his senior year at Duke, he also played with his younger brother Marshall.
Plumlee was selected with the 22nd overall pick by the Brooklyn Nets in the 2013 NBA draft. On July 3, 2013, he signed his rookie scale contract with the Nets.
On June 25, 2015, Plumlee was traded, along with the draft rights to Pat Connaughton, to the Portland Trail Blazers in exchange for Steve Blake and the draft rights to Rondae Hollis-Jefferson. On September 30, the Trail Blazers exercised their fourth-year team option on Plumlee’s rookie scale contract, extending the contract through the 2016–17 season. On November 20, he recorded a season-high 18 points and 10 rebounds in a 102–91 win over the Los Angeles Clippers. On December 14, he recorded 15 points, 13 rebounds, 2 blocks and a career-high 6 assists in a 105–101 win over the New Orleans Pelicans.
Career highlights and awards
NBA All-Rookie First Team (2014)
NCAA champion (2010)
Consensus second-team All-American (2013)
First-team All-ACC (2013)
Pete Newell Big Man Award (2013)
McDonald’s All-American (2009)
Men’s basketball Competitor for United States
World Cup Gold medal – first place 2014 Spain Team