After taking his official measurements yesterday at the NBA Draft Combine in Chicago, former
Duke forward Mason Plumlee continued with athletic drills Friday.
According to ESPN's NBA Draft insider Chad Ford, Plumlee impressed the scouts with his performance in the lane agility drill and the three-quarter court sprint.
Plumlee also recorded a 36-inch vertical leap, which was three inches more than Pittsburgh center Steven Adams, who is gaining considerable steam as a potential lottery pick thanks to a strong showing this weekend in Chicago. Last year at the NBA Draft Combine, Mason's older brother Miles shocked the scouts with a 40.5-inch vertical leap.
Mason Plumlee followed that up with a standing vertical leap of 30.5 inches, which was five inches less than another big man with lottery aspirations, Indiana's Cody Zeller.
In addition to competing in athletic drills, Plumlee has also had the opportunity to interview with NBA coaches and executives at the NBA Draft Combine. Many scouts and GMs point to the interviews as the most important part of the combine. Plumlee posted a picture of his interview schedule on Instagram the other day. His schedule included 13 NBA teams, including nine lottery teams.
Plumlee has already started scheduling individual workouts with some teams. The Philadelphia Inquirer's Keith Pompey reported that Plumlee has scheduled a private workout with the Philadelphia 76ers.
#Duke forward Mason Plumlee will interview with the @sixers at the NBA draft combine. He also has a workout scheduled with the team. #INQ
— Keith Pompey (@pompeysgridlock) May 17, 2013
The 76ers are projected to pick No. 11 in the draft this season, though the final draft order won't be official until after the draft lottery takes place May 21.