Mason finds out about the nomination whilst dunking.

Senior CLASS Award Candidates Announced: Mason Plumlee is a Nominee

The Senior CLASS award candidates were announced today, and Duke Forward Mason Plumlee is amongst the thirty players up for the award.

The most exciting development to come out of this news is the discovery that CLASS is actually an acronym, meaning ‘Celebrating Loyalty and Achievement for Staying in School’. The process of attempting to cleverly turn the word ‘class’ into an acronym must have been highly entertaining to observe and I imagine it was created by a Creative Writing major who has been waiting years for his time to shine.

Okay, back to Plumlee. Yesterday, Ball Durham discussed what to expect from Plumlee coming into his fourth and final year at Duke. This is exciting news for the 22-year old and I hope he wins it, as it is an award that recognizes excellence in Character, Competition, the Classroom, and the Community. Sure, it’d be awesome to win all those National Player of the Year Awards, but it’d also be pretty awesome to have someone hand you a piece of hardware and say, “You are a pretty good human being.” I’m not certain if that is how the award ceremony goes, but I’d be fairly content with it if I was the winner, which I’m not. I’m sure Mason will want a longer speech.

Anyways, here are all thirty candidates for the Senior Celebrating Loyalty and Achievement for Staying in School Award (courtesy of

God’sgift Achiuwa Forward St. John’s
O.D. Anosike Forward Siena
Ben Averkamp Forward Loyola-Chicago
Brian Barbour Guard Columbia
Jared Berggren Forward/Center Wisconsin
Isaiah Canaan Guard Murray State
Drew Crawford Forward Northwestern
Matthew Dellavedova Guard Saint Mary’s
Tim Frazier Guard Penn State
Mike Groselle Center The Citadel
C.J. Harris Guard Wake Forest
Jordan Hulls Guard Indiana
Gabe Knutson Forward Lehigh
JP Kuhlman Guard Davidson
Andrew Lawrence Guard College of Charleston
Jonathan Lee Guard Northeastern
Scott Martin Guard Notre Dame
C.J.  McCollum Guard Lehigh
Brock Motum Forward Washington State University
Mike Muscala Center Bucknell
Robert Olson Guard Loyola-Maryland
Brandon Paul Guard Illinois
Mason Plumlee Forward Duke
Colt Ryan Guard Evansville
Peyton Siva Guard Louisville
Andrew Smith Center Butler
Michael Snaer Guard Florida State
Marc Trasolini Forward Santa Clara
Jeff Withey Center Kansas
Nate Wolters Guard South Dakota State


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