Updated on 12/24/20. Written by Alan Lu.
Projected Draft Range: 2nd Round
Decent scorer off the dribble
Decent rebounder for his size
Fairly good defender
May lack an elite first step off the dribble
Prone to hoisting up questionable shots
Can play too wildly on offense
Can be undisciplined defensively
Underperformed as a freshman
Has not often faced elite competition this year
Tre Mann is an agile playmaker that has been getting some draft buzz this year as a sophomore. He was a former McDonald’s All-American in 2019, and after having underachieved significantly as a freshman, he’s played well in his first 3 games of the season, and ESPN currently projects him as a first round prospect for the 2021 draft. It also helps that he is getting a lot more shots and minutes this year as a sophomore, and that his strong play against Army and Boston College apparently may have helped him get significantly more draft stock.
It will be interesting to see how his shooting percentages hold up over the course of the season, especially with tougher teams rolling into his team’s schedule later in the season. After last season, Mann had briefly entered the 2020 Draft, but he was almost nowhere to be found on anyone’s draft boards, and he then withdrew from the draft. Now, it seems that he suddenly has a firm grasp in the late first to the second round range of the 2021 draft, at least for the time being.
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