- Elena Bergeron
For the sort of people who call 'em Dookies, not Dukies, or who have dartboards with interchangeable J.J. Redick/Greg Paulus/Jon Scheyer photos, Mason Plumlee might have them champing at the bit. He's pale, lanky, Midwestern (from small-town Indiana, like Josh McRoberts), smart (National Honor Society, natch) and good.
A legit (read: unfudged) 6-foot-11, Plumlee is the sort of highly touted big man that Coach K has been hammered for missing out on in recruiting wars. (See: Greg Monroe last year.) The Plumlees, though, mark the end of such a drought. Big brother Miles (who's 6-10) is already wearing Duke blue, and youngest sib Marshall (also 6-10) is a fast-climbing big man in the class of 2011. Among the 3M Post-its, Mason stands out for being a face-to-the hoop matchup problem with a sticky-good handle. (See?)
Worse for Blue Devil haters, Mason's wide grin and goofy, size-18 lope make him kinda unhateable. And his dad's name is Perky -- c'mon!
Video of Mason's trip to The Mag's offices is for ESPN Insiders.
Hanging out before the Jordan Brand Classic, Mason Plumlee stopped by ESPN The Mag's offices to talk about heading to Duke next season.