Mason Plumlee returning to Duke for senior year

Mason Plumlee returning to Duke for senior year

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Duke forward Mason Plumlee (5) blocks a shot by Marquette guard Davante Gardner (54) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in the semifinal round of the CBE Classic Tournament Monday, Nov. 22, 2010 in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

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by Associated Press

WCNC.com

Posted on April 10, 2012 at 4:47 PM

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) -- Mason Plumlee is returning to Duke for his senior season. 

The 6-foot-10 forward announced his decision Tuesday. It's the last day the NCAA allows players considering turning pro to remove themselves from NBA draft consideration. 

Plumlee tweeted that he's "excited about the chance to play for Duke one more season." 

He spent the past few weeks gathering information about his pro prospects. He started 31 of 34 games as a junior for the Blue Devils (27-7) and averaged 11.1 points and 9.2 rebounds. He was the ACC's third-leading rebounder. 

The decision means the Blue Devils will lose only two players from their rotation. Older brother Miles Plumlee was a senior, and guard Austin Rivers entered the NBA draft with plans to hire an agent.
 

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