26 Facts About Mason Plumlee


Mason Plumlee was a 2009 McDonald's All-American in high school.


Mason Plumlee was selected with the 22nd overall pick by the Brooklyn Nets in the 2013 NBA draft.


Mason Plumlee first attended Warsaw Community High School in Warsaw, Indiana, before transferring to Christ School in Arden, North Carolina, after his freshman year.


Mason Plumlee earned a silver medal with the 2008 USA U18 National Team at the FIBA Americas Under-18 Championship.


Mason Plumlee was named a 2009 McDonald's All-American as a senior after he averaged 15.3 points, 10.1 rebounds, 3.3 assists, and 2.5 blocks per game for the year, a Jordan Brand All-American, and a third-team Parade All-American and Slam All-American.


Mason Plumlee was named 2009 North Carolina Mr Basketball by the Charlotte Observer, and was twice an All-State pick.


Mason Plumlee can run and jump with the best of them in the country.


Mason Plumlee has skills of a guard and the body of a big man, and a great basketball mind.


Mason Plumlee was selected with the 22nd overall pick by the Brooklyn Nets in the 2013 NBA draft.


Mason Plumlee was selected to play in the 2014 BBVA Rising Stars Challenge on Chris Webber's team, while his brother Miles was picked to play on Grant Hill's team.


On February 9,2014, Mason Plumlee recorded his second NBA double-double, finishing with 22 points and 13 rebounds in a Nets victory.


On March 17,2014, both Miles and Mason Plumlee started for the Suns and the Nets, respectively.


Mason Plumlee blocked the shot and secured the season sweep in what the New York Times described as a signature moment in his career.


On June 25,2015, Mason 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.


Mason Plumlee became the first player with 19 or more rebounds and eight or more assists in a playoff game since LeBron James in 2010.


Mason Plumlee became the first Blazer center with eight-plus assists in a postseason game since Arvydas Sabonis in 1999.


On February 13,2017, Mason Plumlee was traded, along with a 2018 second round draft pick and cash considerations, to the Denver Nuggets in exchange for Jusuf Nurkic and a 2017 protected first round pick.


Mason Plumlee then went on to play amazing back up minutes to superstar center Nikola Jokic in the 2020 bubble.


On December 1,2020, Mason Plumlee signed with the Detroit Pistons.


At 30 years and 346 days, Mason Plumlee became the oldest player to record his first triple-double since Patrick Ewing at age 33 in 1996.


On February 9,2023, Mason Plumlee was traded to the Los Angeles Clippers in exchange for Reggie Jackson and a future second-round pick.


Mason Plumlee joined Russell Westbrook, Kawhi Leonard, Paul George, and coach Tyronn Lue.


Mason Plumlee was a member of the United States national team that won the gold medal in the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup.


Mason Plumlee won silver with the Under-18 team at the FIBA Americas Under-18 Championship in 2008.


Mason Plumlee grew up with brothers Miles, who played for Duke, Marshall who played for Duke and is a former professional basketball player, and sister Madeleine who played volleyball for the University of Notre Dame.


Mason Plumlee's parents are Perky, a former Tennessee Tech basketball player, and Leslie, a former Purdue basketball player.