Brooklyn Nets rookie Mason Plumlee was named to the NBA All-Rookie First Team, receiving 95 of a possible 125 first-place votes. Plumlee, who started 22 games for the Nets, was selected 22nd overall in the 2013 NBA Draft. He averaged 7.4 points on 65.9 percent shooting from the floor, 4.0 rebounds, 0.7 steals and 0.8 blocks in 18.2 minutes per game. He also posted an impressive 19.0 Player Efficiency Rating.
From the Nets release:
Plumlee appeared in 70 games, 22 starts, during his rookie season, averaging 7.4 points (8th among rookies) on 65.9% shooting (1st among rookies), 4.4 rebounds (t-4th among rookies), 0.70 steals (7th among rookies) and 0.79 blocks (t-4th among rookies) in 18.2 minutes per game. The Duke product was also first among all qualifying rookies in player efficiency rating (19.0), win shares (4.7) and true shooting percentage (67.0%) and played more minutes per game for a team that finished the regular season over .500 than any other rookie.
Plumlee scored in double figures 19 times, including 16 times after January 1st, and totaled four double-doubles. The Nets posted a 16-6 record in games Plumlee started.
Mason Plumlee is the first Nets' rookie since Brook Lopez (2008-09) to be named to the All-Rookie First Team, per Nets PR.— Tom Lorenzo (@TomLorenzo) May 22, 2014