Plumlee named ACC Player of the Week
Posted February 11, 2013
Greensboro, N.C. — For the second time this season, Duke forward Mason Plumlee was named ACC Player of the Week the league announced Monday.
Plumlee averaged 24.5 points, 9.5 rebounds, 2 assists and 2 blocks as Duke took down N.C. State 98-85 at home and Boston College 62-61 on the road. Plumlee scored 30 points on Thursday against the Wolfpack marking the second 30-point game of the season for the 6-foot-11 forward. He added nine rebounds and two blocks. Against Boston College on Sunday, Plumlee recorded his 13th double-double of the season as he scored 19 points with 11 rebounds.
Plumlee is averaging 18.2 points, 10.7 rebounds, 1.9 assists and 1.7 blocks per game this season. He is shooting 61.0 percent from the field and is one of only 15 players in the country averaging a double-double.
Plumlee took 26 foul shots in the two-game span, hitting 19 for a .731 shooting percentage from the line. He set season highs in both free throws made (12) and attempted (16) against N.C. State and followed by shooting 7-of-10 from the line against Boston College. Against the Eagles, Plumlee grabbed offensive rebounds on Duke’s final two possessions, was fouled on both and then hit three of his final four foul shots to help Duke erase a 61-59 deficit.
Virginia’s Justin Anderson was named the ACC Rookie of the Week after averaging 15.5 points, 5 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 1.5 steals in wins over Clemson and Maryland. Anderson has scored in double figures in five of the last six games
Duke will play host to North Wednesday at 9 p.m. That game can be seen live on WRAL-TV.