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Mason Plumlee puts NBA on hold for senior season at Duke

Apr 10, 2012, 1:14 PM EDT

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Duke’s not conceding the 2013 ACC title to N.C. State just yet. Not with forward Mason Plumlee returning for his senior season.

The 6-10 forward had been weighing a jump to the NBA – he’s projected as a first-round pick – but he discussed his options with Blue Devils coach Mike Krzyzewski and decided another year would be best, according to CBSSports.com.

An official announcement is expected Tuesday afternoon.

Plumlee averaged 11.2 points and 9.2 rebounds last season and was the Devils’ most consistent frontcourt player the last two seasons. Still, given his obvious talent and size, there have been large expectations for him that he has yet to meet.

Maybe another season will be the one where he finally delivers an All-American season.

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