Mason Plumlee named to NBA's All-Rookie first team

Former Blue Devil Mason Plumlee was named to the NBA's All-Rookie first team, the league announced Thursday afternoon.

Plumlee was the fourth-leading vote-getter among all NBA rookies, garnering 95 first-place votes and 24 second-place votes. The only big man selected to the first team, Plumlee is joined by Philadelphia's Michael Carter-Williams, Orlando's Victor Oladipo, Utah's Trey Burke and New York's Tim Hardaway, Jr.

The Brooklyn Nets forward expressed gratitude for his teammates shortly after learning he had received the honor.

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Plumlee averaged 7.4 points and 4.4 rebounds per game during his rookie season, shooting 65.9 percent from the field. He made 22 starts in 70 games for the Nets.

Former Blue Devil Ryan Kelly also received 29 second-place votes after averaging 8.0 points and 3.7 rebounds in 59 games for the Los Angeles Lakers.


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