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With respect to Josh Hairston, the fears that recently chilled the spines of Duke fans wondering what the Blue Devils might look like inside the paint next basketball season were alleviated when Mason Plumlee announced Tuesday he will return for his senior season.
The early word a couple of weeks ago was that the 6-foot-11 Plumlee was taking his game to the next level. To some, the notion seemed a bit odd, given that Plumlee still has plenty to prove on offense, and hasnt been a consistent defender.
But those who bleed all things Duke cared more about the cavern it would put in the middle of the Blue Devils, and that simply wasnt what theyre used to or care to even consider.
Hairston, a 6-8 rising junior, has played sparingly and produced little, and Ryan Kelly, a 6-10 stretch four a power forward who plays usually on the perimeter facing the basket would have been Dukes only bigs with any experience. Marshall Plumlee, who redshirted as a freshman this past season, would have...
BEST OF MAXIM
After weeks of agonizing over whether or not to go to the NBA or not, only ecstasy remains for Duke fans. According to a CBS story, Mason Plumlee has apparently decided that he is not going to enter the NBA Draft and instead he will return to Duke for his senior year, a decision which was equally and all kidding aside, more agonizing for him than any of the fans.
According to Jeff Goodman of CBSSports.com, Mason Plumlee will be returning to Duke for his senior season.
Twitter / @GoodmanCBS: Duke's Mason Plumlee is re ... via kwout
This is huge for Duke as it gives them a proven post presence in their lineup. At this point, you look at the Blue Devils as a team that lost Austin Rivers and Miles Plumlee, while adding freshman guard...
In Detroit they create and develop cars. In Idaho they grow and cultivate potatoes. Between rural Indiana and Duke University, the product is Plumlees.
Duke junior Mason Plumlee will return for his senior season in 2012-13, head coach Mike Krzyzewski announced Tuesday.
Last season, Plumlee averaged 11.1 points, 9.2 rebounds, 1.5 assists and 1.5 blocks per game en route to earning...
Mason Plumlee will return to Duke instead of entering the draft.
The happiness surrounding Mason Plumlee's decision to stay at Duke was quickly followed by the eventual can of worms, otherwise known as Duke's big-man development, being opened up yet again. This time it appears to be David Gaines, Plumlee's high school coach who apparently didn't think the decision to stay at Duke was a good one for his development, who breathed...