Florida star guard Tre Mann has declared for the NBA Draft and will sign with an agent.
Mann told ESPN’s Jonothan Givony, “After much consideration, I have decided to take the next step in my basketball career and will declare for the 2021 NBA draft. “To Gator nation, your love and support will always hold a special place in my heart. I will be hiring an agent to help guide me through this process.”
Mann also sent out a tweet this morning announcing his intentions:
Mann led the Gators in scoring (16.0 points per game) and was second on the team in rebounding (5.6 RPG) as a true sophomore this season. He also dished out 3.5 assists and had 1.4 steals per game.
Mann, a five-star recruit coming out of high school, might have been the nation’s most improved player. He struggled as a freshman when he started four of 29 games, averaging only 5.3 points, 1.9 rebounds and 0.7 APG. Mann had more turnovers (32) than assists (20) and hit only 35.6 percent of his field-goal attempts, 27.5 percent of his 3-pointers and 65.5 percent of his free throws.
All of Mann’s shooting numbers were vastly improved this year. He drained 45.9 percent of his FGAs, 40.2 percent of his treys and 83.1 percent of his FTAs.
Mann dropped a career-best 30 points on Tennessee in a 78-66 loss in the SEC Tournament quarterfinals. His dagger 3-ball was critical in UF’s overtime win over Va. Tech in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.
In the ESPN 100 NBA Draft Rankings, Mann is ranked the No. 15 prospect in the 2021 NBA Draft.