With the 22nd pick in the 2013 NBA draft, the Brooklyn Nets have selected Mason Plumlee from Duke.
Plumlee — a 6’11” center — played four years at Duke and averaged 17.1 PPG and 9.9 rebounds per game in 2012-2013. He also shot 59.9% from the field as well as 68.1% from the line (an improvement from 52.8% the previous season). He is known for his supreme ability to rebound the basketball (over 11.5 rebounds per 40 minutes the last three seasons).
Many mock drafts had Plumlee going to the Atlanta Hawks with either the 17th or 18th selection. He is an athletic freak who is known for his acrobatic dunks and high-flying ability. Nets GM Billy King — a graduate of Duke University — is known to be close to Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski and likely did some consulting with his former coach before making the pick.
You can view Plumlee’s player page on Draft Express here.
On ESPN, new head coach Jason Kidd called Plumlee “a coach’s dream” and stated that he “knows how to play the game.”
Oh yeah, Plumlee also did this: