Mason Plumlee was born on March 5, 1990 in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Both of his parents played basketball in college. Mason attended college at Duke University. In his freshman year of college, he won the 2010 NCAA Tournament beating Butler by 61-59. After college, he was drafted in the first round of the 2013 NBA draft to the Brooklyn Nets. In his first game, he played against his brother who plays for the Phoenix Suns and won. In 2014, Mason was a part of the U.S team in the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup when they won a gold medal. In 2015, Mason was traded to the Portland Trail Blazers. In 2016, Mason became the fastest Portland team player to tally 150 rebounds. In 2017, Mason was traded to the Denver Nuggets.